Timing of Travis Kelce injury couldn't be better for Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tight end Travis Kelce wasn’t going to play for the Kansas City Chiefs in Thursday night’s final preseason game at the St. Louis Rams, sprained ankle or not. The Chiefs will rest their starters against the Rams.

So the timing of Kelce’s sprained ankle couldn’t be better for the Chiefs. Kelce, who left practice early on Monday because of the injury, should return to practice next week and be available for the Sept. 13 regular-season opener against the Texans in Houston.

"There’s a chance if we were playing a regular-season game (this week) he’d have a pretty good shot at playing," coach Andy Reid said.

"It looked like he got his foot caught in the grass and tweaked his ankle a little bit. He’s lucky the grass gave way a little bit, actually."