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Travis Kelce: Chiefs' Rookie TE Placed On Injured Reserve

The Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end position has been hit hard by the injury bug in 2013, and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better at the moment.

In fact, Kansas City fans should probably brace for some bad news.

According to Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star, the Chiefs have put rookie tight end, Travis Kelce, on the injured reserve:

The Chiefs placed tight end Travis Kelce on injured reserve and elevated former Kansas safety Bradley McDougald to the 53-man roster Saturday.

Kelce, a rookie who was taken in the third round of April’s NFL Draft, recently had a micro-fracture procedure on his knee. He has been dealing with a bone bruise since the preseason and appeared briefly in one regular-season game.

Although we didn’t get to see him much during the regular season—just once in the Dallas game, accumulating zero stats—Kelce did show some spark in the preseason. He’s a big body at 6’5”, 260 pounds, and he has the speed to really stretch a defense vertically. Kelce fits the prototypical mold of a tight end in 2013, so he still does have a bright future.

In the meantime, Sean McGrath and his beard have stepped up admirably at tight end, and Anthony Fasano should be able to work himself back onto the field soon enough for Kansas City.

We here at Arrowhead Addict wish Kelce a speedy recovery.

 

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