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Chiefs TE Travis Kelce limited by knee injury in practice

Travis Kelce (knee) was a limited participant in the Chiefs’ Wednesday practice.

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce runs against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is dealing with some discomfort ahead of his team’s Divisional Round matchup with the Houston Texans. The Chiefs designated him as a limited participant in practice Wednesday because of a knee injury.

Kelce led Kansas City in receiving yards (1,229) in 2019 and has only missed one game over the course of his six-year career. The last game he missed was during the regular season in 2017.

Fantasy football analysis: Chiefs TE Travis Kelce

Kelce forms a dynamic pass-catching duo with speedy wideout Tyreek Hill, and his absence would affect the the Chiefs’ high-powered offense significantly. Kelce was targeted at least 47 more times than any other player on Kansas City’s roster this year. His backups — Blake Bell and Deon Yelder — have combined for a mere 19 targets this season and would probably be non-factors if he can’t go Saturday.

There’s no reason to believe Kelce won’t play. Kansas City is likely just being cautious with one of its most consistent and dangerous offensive weapons. Whether he logs a full practice this week is something to monitor though.