The reigning Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, are preparing to launch their season with a game against the Detroit Lions on Thursday, September 7.
However, there are concerns surrounding the availability of star tight end Travis Kelce, who suffered a knee hyperextension.
Kelce’s status was listed as a limited participant in the official injury report released on Tuesday. He is expected to undergo further evaluation on Wednesday in preparation for the upcoming game.
Travis Kelce’s brother, Jason Kelce, who is an All-Pro center for the Philadelphia Eagles, shared his insights on the situation during an appearance on the WIP Morning Show in Philadelphia on Wednesday morning.
Jason Kelce mentioned, “Travis, this was out on the field, and I know he’s got some swelling going on, but it sounds like as long as they can get that down, he’s going to have a chance to go [play]. The ligaments and everything are intact structurally from what we know right now. His knee is fine. It’s about getting the swelling down and then seeing how bruised the bone is because… they can be pretty painful if it’s in a spot that’s rubbing all the time… I think he’s going to be good to go. I really do.”
The comments by Jason Kelce have raised questions about potential tampering, especially considering that the odds on the game have already shifted due to Travis Kelce’s injury.
It will be intriguing to observe how the situation unfolds prior to the Chiefs’ kickoff.