Kansas City Chiefs rookie TE Travis Kelce just wasn’t able to get onto the field this season with a nagging knee injury, and we now know that his injury is far more severe than we thought. According to the Associated Press’s Dave Skretta, Travis Kelce had arthroscopic knee surgery yesterday, and he could be out for the season. This unfortunate injury has turned a promising rookie campaign into a lost cause, and it definitely wouldn’t be a surprise to see Kelce miss the entire season with this knee injury following yesterday’s scope.
The Chiefs tight end woes will continue, as all that is left is blocking TE Anthony Fasano. He’s solid, but he isn’t the impact player in the passing game that Travis Kelce could have been, and the Chiefs offseason signing at TE has also dealt with some injury woes this season too. It’s just unfortunate news all-around for Kelce and the Chiefs, as most of us were hopeful that Kelce would be able to get into the swing of things. But after each passing week of Kelce being listed inactive, it started to become clearer that Kelce’s injury wasn’t just some minor hiccup delaying his debut.
Now it’s time for Travis Kelce to look to the future, and the 2014 season could be a really nice year for him. The Chiefs third-round pick this year, Kelce is a huge guy at 6’5″, 260 pounds and has plenty of athleticism and talent to be a high-impact player in the passing game. Kelce had a great college career with the Cincinnati Bearcats, and it sounds sad to hear that we most likely won’t be able to see Kelce’s promising ability on the field this season. At this point, I would be surprised if he didn’t join Tony Moeaki on the injured reserve list.
Speaking of Moeaki, let’s just pray that Kelce doesn’t become the next Moeaki. You know, a promising, talented pass-catching TE with loads of potential but also never being able to fulfill that potential due to injuries.