Travis Kelce leaves Chiefs vs Texans game with hamstring injury

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is questionable to return in the second half after injuring his hamstring in the first half of the Texans game.

The Kansas City Chiefs are going to be without one of their primary offensive weapons for at least bit longer against the Houston Texans with the potential of not having tight end Travis Kelce back at all. The Chiefs announced that Kelce is dealing with a hamstring injury and is questionable to return against Houston in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs.

The Chiefs have a 10 point lead at this point in the third quarter and even orchestrated a scoring drive without Kelce, but it’s clear that being without their All-Pro will be a major hurdle to hold back the Texans who have proven a worthy opponent so far for the Chiefs.

Kelce set an NFL postseason record with three touchdown catches in the second quarter alone as the Chiefs stormed back from a 24-point deficit to go up 28-24 at halftime. The Texans haven’t been able to defend against the mismatch that Kelce creates due to his size, route-running, awareness and athleticism.

Without Kelce, the Chiefs turn to backups Deon Yelder and Blake Bell. Kelce came into the game designated as questionable on the injury report, so the Chiefs kept Yelder as an active player and it’s a good thing they did.

So far, Kelce has 8 catches for 83 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns on the day. Kelce had 4 catches for 58 yards and zero touchdowns in the first matchup between these teams this season back in October.