The Kansas City Chiefs are sweating on the fitness of tight end Travis Kelce for their opening game of the 2023/24 NFL season.
The reigning Super Bowl champions kick off their defence of the Vince Lombardi Trophy against the Detroit Lions, live on talkSPORT 2.
The Chiefs have already managed to avoid one injury absentee in Kadarius Toney, who’s set to be declared fit for the opener.
But now they’ve been handed a fresh blow after superstar Kelce sustained a problem during practice this week.
Travis Kelce: Injury latest
Kelce is a major doubt for the Chiefs’ opener after the two-time Super Bowl-winning TE hyperextended his knee in Tuesday’s practice.
When asked how the game plan might change, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said: “The next guy steps in and we roll. That’s what you do if [he doesn’t play].”
ESPN have reported that Kelce’s ACL is intact but the Chiefs will test it again Wednesday to determine his availability.
A hyperextended knee typically takes at least two weeks to recover from which would rule him out of gameweek one.
Kansas City Chiefs vs Detroit Lions: talkSPORT coverage
The opening NFL clash will take place on Thursday, September 7.
Play at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri is scheduled to start at 8:20pm, which is 1:20am UK time.
Nat Coombs and Will Gavin will host our live commentary of the match on talkSPORT 2.
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