Travis Kelce
Travis Kelce OUT For Season Opener
10 months ago

Travis Kelce will be sidelined in the Kansas City Chiefs’ season opener vs. the Detroit Lions on Thursday Night Football.

Travis Kelce’s status for the Kansas City Chiefs has been downgraded to “out”, according to Ian Rappaport, via sources, in a tweet on Thursday afternoon. Reports are that Kelce attempted to work out and pushed to play, but Chiefs officials chose to hold him out of the game as a cautionary practice to prevent aggravation of his injury, suffered earlier in the week.

Kelce was reported to have hyperextended his knee during practice and suffered additional bone bruising. The report is not the “official” designation by the team, that will come 90 minutes prior to the 8:20 ET kickoff.

Noah Gray will be the likely replacement at TE in the Chiefs’ lineup. For those who have not already claimed Gray off of waivers after first hearing of Kelce’s injury, available replacements in most leagues include Tyler Higbee of the Rams, Trey McBride of the Cardinals, and Hayden Hurst of the Panthers.