Despite the Kansas City Chiefs’ stellar 4-1 record this season, star player Travis Kelce has been battling with some recent injury setbacks that have made him feel like a grandfather. Kelce hopes for a more comfortable experience than his previous game against the Minnesota Vikings as the Chiefs get ready to play the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead with a 1-4 record.
The Chiefs won their previous game 27-20, but it was not without incident for Travis Kelce. When Kelce attempted to sprint after receiving a ball from quarterback Patrick Mahomes during the first half, he unexpectedly tripped on the ground and tweaked his right ankle.
Kelce was soon taken to the locker room for X-rays due to concerns about the severity of the injury, but he returned triumphantly and scored a touchdown despite having his ankle extensively strapped.
In the most recent episode of the podcast “New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce,” Travis Kelce expressed his frustration with his injuries when speaking with his brother Jason. He expressed regret over his recent string of misfortune, stating, “I’m just out here feeling older than I should be, and it’s me causing these injuries to myself.”
Kelce expounded on the events that occurred during the game in the podcast, which was especially frustrating given that it was a non-contact injury. He said, “I rolled my ankle,” comparing the situation to a basketball injury.
It was similar to how your ankle rolls as you come down off a rebound in basketball. It was sad to see my ankle fall for a few inches before it eventually caught the turf; you can see it in slow motion. The problem is that you do not simply slide across the grass when you fall.
With being excited at being able to play again, Kelce is well aware of the fact that he is getting older and that the physical demands of the game are beginning to wear on him. “I knew I had to at least see if it was broken,” he said. “I went in and had x-rays done, and after that, I realized there was no structural issue. I could therefore quickly tape that object and return to the scene.”
The difficulties sportsmen encounter as they try to succeed in a physically demanding sport are highlighted by Travis Kelce’s open interview in light of these injuries and the demands of playing professional football. Fans will be attentively watching Kelce and his squad as they continue the Chiefs’ season to see how they overcome obstacles.