Insider’s Travis Kelce Injury Update Shows Chiefs TE’s Grittiness

Getty Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.

Late in the second quarter of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Week 5 win over the Minnesota Vikings, tight end Travis Kelce suffered a high ankle sprain, according to The Score’s Jordan Schultz.

Kelce threw his helmet in frustration after he jogged off the field under his own power following the play in which he was injured. He then went to the locker room with members of the training staff while the Chiefs offense was still on the field with under 10 seconds remaining in the half.

Despite being designated as questionable to return in the second half, Kelce began the third quarter by testing out his heavily taped right ankle. He then re-entered the game about midway through the third quarter.

During the first offensive drive he was back in the game following the injury, Kelce caught 5 passes for 45 yards and scored a touchdown from four yards out on a pass from quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Kelce finished the game having caught 10-of-11 targets for 67 yards and had the 1 touchdown.

Twitter Reacts to Travis Kelce’s Gutsy Performance

Users on Twitter/X reacted to Travis Kelce’s gutsy performance in Week 5.

“I have zero coherent words on Travis Kelce. Dude is unbelievable. Don’t take this for granted, Chiefs fans,” one user wrote.

“He has been my favorite chief for a while now. I know Mahomes is the easy answer but kelce is just next level man,” another user wrote. “This whole season has felt like a victory lap for his career and I love it.”

“remarkable. utterly extraordinary. we are so blessed to witness his greatness,” another user wrote.

“I don’t think anyone ever has. He’s the best I’ve seen. I don’t care about the arguments. I think it’s pretty evident how much he helps Mahomes,” another user wrote.

“We had a little over a decade of Tony Gonzalez with nothing to celebrate. We’ve gotten almost a decade of Travis Kelce with everything to celebrate. What a time to be alive,” another user wrote.


Chiefs Beat Vikings 27-20

Kansas City defeated Minnesota in Week 5 to advance to 4-1 on the season.

Patrick Mahomes had one of his best performances of the season, completing 31-of-41 pass attempts for 281 yards, 2 touchdowns, and had 0 turnovers. He was only sacked twice in the game, which ties his total from the previous four games combined.

Along with Mahomes’s touchdown pass to Travis Kelce, he also threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to rookie receiver Rashee Rice in the third quarter.

Second-year running back Isiah Pacheco was Kansas City’s leading rusher with 55 yards on 16 carries and scored a touchdown in the first half.

As for the Chiefs’ defense — the unit allowed 329 yards of total offense and produced one turnover (a forced fumble and recovery in the first half). The defense also got to Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins for a total of 3 sacks.

Vikings star receiver Justin Jefferson was held to just 3 catches on 6 targets for 28 yards, which is the best and most recent example of the elite level that Kansas City’s secondary is playing at this season.

The win over Minnesota extends the Chiefs’ record to 3-0 in away games this season.

Next up on Kansas City’s schedule is a Thursday Night Football matchup against the 1-4 Denver Broncos on October 12.