Nov 10, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats tight end Travis Kelce (18) along the sidelines during the third quarter against the Temple Owls at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. Cincinnati defeated Temple 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Injury Report: Travis Kelce Has Knee Surgery

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has had surgery on his knee and could be done for the season, according to a tweet from the Kansas City Star’s Randy Covitz.


This would be a blow to the Chiefs passing game, who may now have lost two of their three anticipated key tight ends for the season.Anthony Fasano is also deal with an ankle injury, though it appears he is getting closer to returning. The Chiefs have not played a game with any of the three tight ends who initially made the 53-man roster since week two of the season.

Kansas City’s passing game has been suspect all season, ranking 18th in the NFL in passing yards and 22nd in yards per attempt. Things are only going to get more difficult with the shoulder injury Donnie Avery suffered at the end of the second quarter against the Titans. If Avery misses Sunday’s game against Oakland then that means Jamaal Charles will the Chiefs active leading receiver. Charles already leads the team in receptions.

Sean McGrath has proven serviceable in his three starts for the Chiefs this year and could be a good backup once Fasano returns. The only problem is what should the Chiefs do between now and when Fasano is declared healthy.

In other injury news, Charles (blisters) and Justin Houston (neck) both missed practice today. Both seem to be for precautionary measures as each played a full game with their injuries against Tennessee.

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