Chiefs share brutal injury news for star TE Travis Kelce
Kansas City Chiefs defend Super Bowl title against Detroit Lions on "Thursday Night Football".
Kansas City is hosting the Lions in the season opener, but their chances of winning have been hurt.
Travis Kelce, the star tight end, got injured in practice. His status for Thursday's game is uncertain. Kelce has a hyper-extended knee, says coach Reid.
Losing Kelce would hurt the Chiefs offense a lot. He is Patrick Mahomes' top target, playing as the main receiver at tight end. Losing him would affect the team in many ways.
Kelce is a versatile player, excelling as both a receiver and blocker. His absence requires significant adjustments to the game plan and schemes.
Reid is a brilliant offensive mind, but replacing Kelce on short notice is nearly impossible.
If Kelce can't play, Gray would start as the tight end. Blake Bell is the Chiefs' only other healthy tight end, so there may be some changes before the game.
If Kadarius Toney is out, the Chief's passing attack may change a lot.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Skyy Moore, and Justin Watson will get most of the targets.
Without Kelce, Chiefs could be missing a star player on offense and defense. Chris Jones, defensive tackle, is holding out for a contract extension.
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