Chiefs vs Raiders injury report: Is Travis Kelce going to play in Week 12 clash?

The Kansas City Chiefs, led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce, are seemed a bit lackluster lately. As they secured the Super Bowl title last season, expectations were sky-high about having an undefeated season this year.

The last few wins of the Chiefs were by low margins, and following the recent loss against the Philadelphia Eagles, they have no way left except to showcase a bounce-back performance against the Las Vegas Raiders in the week 12 match. Meanwhile, Kelce has raised eyebrows in the NFL community by having short discussions about his struggle with recent injuries.

Is Travis Kelce going to play in Chiefs vs Raiders?

Travis Kelce encountered setbacks early in the season due to a knee injury that sidelined him from the opener. Despite a return, he endured a low ankle sprain in Week 5 against the Minnesota Vikings, though it didn’t deter his determination.

Now, once again, the 34-year-old veteran has shed light on his physical state, saying he has been dealing with lingering pain from injuries. However, the injury will not be a setback on his way to wreak havoc on the Raiders squad in the upcoming match.

Meanwhile, a current report from The Wall Street Journal hinted at a potential retirement decision looming for the star player. In a candid admission, he revealed the toll that constant discomfort, enduring pain, and the effect of past surgeries have taken on him.

“That’s the only thing I’ve never really been open about, the discomfort. The pain. The lingering injuries… the 10 surgeries I’ve had that I still feel every single surgery to this day.”

Despite the challenges, the eight-time Pro Bowler’s statistics solidify his standing as one of the premier tight ends in the league. He has recorded 64 receptions for 641 yards and five touchdowns. This whopping performance ranks him third among all TEs in receiving yards and second in receptions.

Chiefs vs Raiders NFL Week 12 injury report

Ahead of the much-anticipated clash between the Raiders and Chiefs, a cloud of uncertainty hovers over several key players due to injuries.

The Raiders have faced significant concerns with the availability of multiple crucial team members. Their defense might be missing standout pass rusher Maxx Crosby, whose remarkable streak of 77 consecutive NFL games played without absence is now in jeopardy. The veteran’s status remains in doubt due to a knee injury. The injury sidelined him from practice throughout the week.

Besides that, the defensive unit faces its own set of worries, with safety Marcus Epps, linebacker Robert Spillane, and safety Roderic Teamer all listed as questionable to play. Meanwhile, the team’s offensive line is also grappling with challenges. Left tackle Kolton Miller’s limited practice participation casts uncertainty over his ability to join the game.

As for the Chiefs, they faced their own injury woes, as wide receiver Mecole Hardman and running back Jerick McKinnon were deemed unfit to participate in the upcoming match. The Chiefs may gain an advantage from the complete involvement of crucial players such as offensive lineman Donovan Smith, cornerback L’Jarius Sneed, wide receiver Kadarius Toney, and cornerback Josh Williams in their practice sessions on Thursday.

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