The Kansas City Chiefs are playing without tight end Travis Kelce in the second half of their playoff game against the Tennessee Titans.
Kelce struggled to stand up straight after taking a huge hit from Titans safety Johnathan Cyprien late in the first half of Saturday’s Wild Card playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium.
Kelce was ruled out to begin the second half.
Straight helmet to helmet pic.twitter.com/WySC1YVRna
— Carlton (@SlopingGiraffe) January 6, 2018
The Chiefs tight end caught a 12-yard pass and was tackled by Titans linebacker Jayon Brown and Cyprien came in to deliver a huge hit.
Kelce was wobbly as he got to his feet and had to be steadied by teammates.
No reason for Kelce to get back on the field any time soon. pic.twitter.com/w2XYgVVtiS
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) January 6, 2018
Kelce did jog off the field on his own power, but was immediately taken to the locker room and placed in the concussion protocol. Kelce has led all tight ends with 83 receptions this season and had five catches for 84 yards in the first half of Saturday’s game.