Andy Reid explains Travis Kelce’s concussion vs. Texans

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 08: Travis Kelce
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 08: Travis Kelce /

The Kansas City Chiefs kept Travis Kelce out of the game after halftime, and Andy Reid explained why to the media on Sunday night.

Travis Kelce was a man on fire early in the Kansas City Chiefs win on Sunday evening over the Houston Texans. The All-Pro tight end caught 8 first half passes on 11 targets to help the Chiefs put the Texans away early in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the final score makes things seem. Unfortunately, Kelce hit his head on a play that ended up taking him out briefly in the first half and then for the rest of the game after halftime.

It turns out that Kelce had a concussion, despite the fact that he was able to come back into the game on Sunday at first. When the Chiefs disappeared for halftime, they came back out and kept Kelce off the field, making it clear that something further had developed when the training staff took more time to look at Kelce.

"“He came in at halftime, and he couldn’t quite remember [anything],” Reid said. “He was remembering on the field, but he couldn’t quite remember things, and so we just held him out from there.”"

Kelce finished the game with those same 8 catches for 98 yards, an impressive total for a full game but insane for only one half. It shows just how valuable he can be to the offense since the Texans did a nice job shutting down Kareem Hunt in the first half of the game.

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Kelce has 29 catches for 353 receiving yards on the year so far. His status for Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers is currently unknown.