The Kansas City Chiefs might be without Travis Kelce for some time after he was hit in the helmet during the game against the Titans.
Travis Kelce has been everything the Kansas City Chiefs need him to be so far in the game against the Tennessee Titans, creating obvious mismatches over the middle and giving Alex Smith a reliable target to move the chains.
Unfortunately Kelce might not be available for Smith for quite some time as he will enter the concussion protocol after being hit in the head after making a catch near the end of the first half.
Kelce was hit in the helmet by Titans safety Jonathan Cyprien coming from a side he could not see and immediately went limp on the field. In fact, Kelce even appeared the drop the ball as he went down, and as he got back up, it was clear he was dizzy and unable to walk on his own. Fortunately Kelce did end up jogging off the field and walking to the locker room on his own accord.
For the game so far, Kelce has 4 catches for 66 yards and a touchdown catch from Smith. Without Kelce in the game, Kareem Hunt and Tyreek Hill can earn more attention from the Titans defense. Young players like Demetrius Harris and wide receiver DeMarcus Robinson must step up.
Fortunately that’s exactly what DeMarcus Robinson did on that same drive, providing Smith with a reliable outlet on the drive that eventually resulted in the team’s third touchdown in the first half and the second pass in the end zone for Smith, capping a very successful half of football.