Chiefs Send Kelce To IR; Promote McDougald

The Chiefs decided that Travis Kelce recovery from micro-fracture surgery this week on his knee will keep him out for an extended period of time. The rookie tight end went to the injured-reserve list on Saturday.

Kelce suffered what was labeled a bone bruise to one of his knees in a pre-season game against Pittsburgh on August 24th. As he went through rehab, he made progress in some areas and was able to run without problems.

But when he tried to bend his knee and get some power from that leg, he wasn’t able to make it happen. An arthroscopic procedure was done earlier this week and that’s when they found a cartilage problem where his femur meets in the knee.

The Chiefs filled the open roster spot by promoting rookie S Bradley McDougald from the practice squad.

3 Responses to “Chiefs Send Kelce To IR; Promote McDougald”

  • October 12, 2013  - Michael D says:

    I would have thought, hoped more like it, they might get a TE. Anyway, not going to second guess Dorsey.

    Go Chiefs!!

    LOUD & PROUD tomorrow. Let’s take that record.

  • October 12, 2013  - el cid says:


    Should have been done weeks ago. May be the Achilles heel of football teams… for the first year a draftee cannot be cut, IRed, or questioned about contributions to the team.

    Would add Michael is correct, a TE or WR might have been “more necessary” than a S.

  • October 13, 2013  - ChuckXX says:

    Seems like every year we have a relatively high draft pick end up on injured reserve. Sheffield, Moeaki, Menzie, etc

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