Fantasy football Week 1 injuries: Travis Kelce Q, Cooper Kupp O - ESPN
This is the ESPN Fantasy Football Week 1 injury tracker, featuring an aggregation of injury updates for quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends whose teams are scheduled to play this week. Here we'll track practice reports, injury updates and any other news that may affect a player's short-term or long-term availability.
Additional commentary provided by ESPN Sr. injury analyst Stephania Bell.
Injury news aggregated by Rotowire.com.
Detroit Lions at Kansas City Chiefs
GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Thursday 8:20 PM ET
Stephania Bell's perspective:
Travis Kelce: Kelce was officially listed as Limited in Tuesday's practice after hyperextending his knee and leaving early. As ESPN's Adam Teicher reported, Kelce's teammate WR Skyy Moore said he saw him "limping" as he walked off the field unassisted. It is too soon to say whether Kelce will be available in Week 1 as a hyperextension -- movement beyond the normal range of motion (in the case of the knee, movement in the backwards direction while the leg is extended) -- can have a wide range of outcomes, depending on severity. Factors such as pain, swelling, structural integrity and functionality come into play. The challenge for the Chiefs is that their first game comes on Thursday night, just two days post-injury. The Chiefs will issue their official game designation for Kelce on Wednesday.