Good news for Kansas City Chiefs as their number one tight end should be back from his injury in time for the season opener, according to reports.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid confirmed there is a pretty good chance Kelce will play against the Houston Texans on September 13.
Reid said: "Travis has got a slightly sprained ankle, not a high ankle sprain. There’s a chance, if we were playing a regular season game, that he’d have a pretty good shot at playing."
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Reid also said according to the team's website: “It looks like he got his foot caught in the grass,” he noted. “He just tweaked his ankle a little bit. I think he’s lucky the grass gave way a little bit. That’s what happened.”
Kelce left practice early on Monday because he injured his ankle whilst making a turn. As many people know, it's tradition that NFL teams don't play their starters in their final preseason game, so this injury couldn't have come at a better time for the tight end.
Knowing the state of the injury and that he won't be risked in their final preseason game against the St Louis Rams will delight many Chiefs fans who feared the worst when the tight end hit the turf on Monday. Fantasy owners of Kelce will breath a sigh of relief as well, as the tight end is due for a big season.
He now has just below two weeks to return to full fitness and prepare himself for the Chiefs season opener against the Texans.