Outside of the Chris Jones holdout, everything seemed to be going smoothly for the Kansas City Chiefs.
They are set to take the field on Thursday night to open the NFL season.
Also, as defending champions they will be on the field to defend their crown.
But, the excitement of Thursday took a major hit after news broke that star tight end Travis Kelce was injured in practice.
According to Adam Schefter, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Kelce hyper-extended his knee at practice.
His status for Thursday night’s opener is now uncertain.
Chiefs’ HC Andy Reid told reporters that Travis Kelce hyper-extended his knee at practice today and his status for Thursday night’s opener vs the Lions is uncertain.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 5, 2023
Kelce has been a rare NFL player in the fact that he never gets injured.
The last time he missed a game with injury came during his rookie season 10 years ago.
Not having Kelce would be a major blow to the Chiefs offense.
He is Patrick Mahomes’ favorite target and he is one of the best players in the entire league.
If Kelce cannot go that means Mahomes will be throwing to nothing but uncertainty.
The Chiefs’ backup tight end is Noah Gray, who has started nine games in two years and has 35 career receptions.
At wide receiver, the Chiefs have Skyy Moore, Kadarius Toney, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
It is safe to say their offense might be in trouble without Kelce.
The only thing going for them is that Mahomes and Reid are the two best in the game.
Reid can craft a gameplan around the players he has available and Mahomes is good enough to get the ball to anyone.
But, if Kelce is forced to miss more than one game, the Chiefs could be in trouble.NEXT: Travis Kelce Makes His Thoughts Clear On The Chiefs' Season