Kelce was noticeably wobbly after absorbing a helmet-to-helmet hit during Saturday's loss to the Titans. Reids' comments suggest the tight end isn't experiencing any significant side effects in the aftermath of the injury. Under contract with the Chiefs through 2021, Kelce should be operating at full speed when OTAs commence in late April.
Kelce (concussion) was ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's wild-card game against the Titans, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
Kelce was taken straight to the locker room following a helmet-to-helmet hit from Titans safety Jonathan Cyprien at the end of the first half and has now entered the concussion protocol. The star tight end didn't seem likely to return after being clearly wobbly on the field, and his status for next weekend's potential divisional-round matchup is now in question.
Kelce (head) left Saturday's wild-card game against the Titans, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.
With less than two minutes remaining before halftime, Kelce took a helmet to the head from Titans safety Jonathan Cyprien at the end of his fourth catch of the afternoon. As Kelce got to his feet, he was clearly wobbly but was able to run the last 15-20 yards to the sideline before going to the locker room. It'd be a surprise if he doesn't land in the concussion protocol, but upcoming examinations will determine whether a return is possible.
Kelce (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 17 tilt against the Broncos.
As expected, Kelce will join Tyreek Hill as a healthy scratches for Sunday's finale, as Kansas City is set to enter the postseason as the AFC's No. 4 seed. The star tight end's absence will afford Demetrius Harris the start against Denver.
Kelce is expected to take a seat Sunday at Denver, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
On Wednesday, head coach Andy Reid made the decision to give Patrick Mahomes an opportunity as the starting quarterback Week 17. With Alex Smith getting some rest in advance of the playoffs, the writing was on the wall for the Chiefs' other skill-position players, namely Kelce, Tyreek Hill and Kareem Hunt. Per BJ Kissel of the team's official site, Hill already has been ruled out for Sunday's game, but the decision on Kelce and Hunt evidently will have to wait until the inactive list is posted. In Kelce's place, expect Demetrius Harris to handle most of the reps at tight end this weekend.
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