If you watched the broadcast, then you’re likely left with two names left on your mental list wondering what to make of in-game injuries to both tight end Travis Kelce and wide receiver Byron Pringle.
During the game, Pringle was the first one hurt as he had to be helped off of the field by trainers, although he was also leaving under his own power. It looked like something to keep an eye on. Then from there, toward the end of the game, Kelce went up and made a clutch catch, only to come down and then limp off the field, also with trainers beside him.
After the catch, Rutledge, the sideline reporter, said the team called it a “hip tweak” but that he got the “thumbs up from the athletic trainer.” Following the game, Reid simply had a couple words to say about Kelce: “He’s alright.” Reid didn’t even address Pringle’s injury at all.
If the team isn’t treating these injuries as anything big, then fans shouldn’t make a bigger deal of them than necessary. At the same time, as we saw with Hill’s heel issue, some of these lingering injuries that are exacerbated by the long NFL season can come in and affect teams still playing deep into the postseason. Here’s hoping Kelce and Pringle aren’t feeling the effects of Sunday’s injuries going forward and that the team’s posture toward them is accurate.