Chiefs believe Travis Kelce is in better shape than last week
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs believe that Travis Kelce is in a better space health-wise heading into Sunday than he was at this point last week.
Last week at this time, Travis Kelce was limited in practice for the Kansas City Chiefs with a knee injury. Despite the discomfort, the All-Pro tight end went on to have the single most productive performance in his NFL career.
With three touchdowns on the day, Kelce was one of the most important players to take the field in the Divisional Round against the Houston Texans. Yet he was also injured during the game and forced to come out with a hamstring injury. Kelce returned and put up 10 catches for over 130 yards total on the afternoon but it couldn’t have been an easy task for him to overcome those concerns.
Fortunately, NFL reporter James Palmer says the team believes that Kelce is in a better place at this point than he was last week at this same time. Yes, Kelce is still dealing with the knee injury (he was limited in practice on Thursday), but Palmer says there is reason to believe.
“Here’s the good news, the hamstring is not listed on the injury report,” said Palmer. “He was limited with the knee, but the Chiefs do believe he’s in a better spot this week going into this game than he was last week.”
Kelce not only turned in a spectacular game in the team’s 51-31 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday, but he also set records this year for his steady production over time by setting the NFL record this season with four consecutive seasons of 1,000 yards receiving or more.