Kelce missed at least a week of practice and was held out of the Chiefs' preseason opener, but there's been nothing to suggest his swollen left knee is anything more than a short-term issue. Barring a setback, he should be available for the second or third preseason game.
Kelce has missed a stretch of recent practices due to swelling in his left knee, which will sideline him in the Chiefs' first exhibition outing. Expect a cautious approach to continue to reign with his activity level until the injury is a thing of the past. In his stead, Demetrius Harris, Gavin Escobar and Ross Travis will handle TE reps.
Kelce has been sidelined for Kansas City's last three practices due to swelling in his left knee. The tight end's recent absences aren't considered cause for concern, however, as the Chiefs are just exercising caution with their top target at this early stage in the campaign. It seems unlikely that Kelce will be made available for Friday's preseason opener, but he'll want to get a game or two in prior to the regular season.
The injury doesn't appear to be serious, as Kelce still walked out to the field with his teammates and chatted it up with fans. He's been out since Friday due to swelling in his knee, after missing the entire offseason program while recovering from shoulder surgery. More important than the current knee injury is the absence of reported setbacks with the surgically repaired shoulder. Kelce figures to make at least one or two appearances in the preseason and still has plenty of time to get ready for Week 1.
Kelce missed his rookie season after having microfracture surgery, but it's unclear whether his swelling is related to minor lingering effects from that or something else. Nonetheless, his absence from Friday's practice isn't of concern to coach Andy Reid, who said, "He'll be fine." The Chiefs' premier target in the passing game, Kelce was cleared for the start of training camp following a shoulder operation this offseason.
|P2||8/19/17||@ CIN||7:00 pm|
|P3||8/25/17||@ SEA||8:00 pm|
|1||9/7/17||@ NE||8:30 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ HOU||8:30 pm|
|7||10/19/17||@ OAK||8:25 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/19/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
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