Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was checked on by teammates after he was hit following a catch during the first half of Sunday’s game. Eric Christian Smith The Associated Press
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was checked on by teammates after he was hit following a catch during the first half of Sunday’s game. Eric Christian Smith The Associated Press

Kansas City Chiefs

This hit led to Chiefs’ Travis Kelce being evaluated for a concussion

By Pete Grathoff

pgrathoff@kcstar.com

October 08, 2017 09:45 PM

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had a big first half Sunday night at Houston.

Kelce caught eight passes for 98 yards and the biggest gainer was a 26-yard pass late in the second quarter. Unfortunately for Kelce, he also took a hit to the head from the Texans’ Marcus Gilchrist at the end of the play.

While Kelce returned for one play after the hit, he didn’t return in the second half. He was being evaluated for a concussion.

This was the hit:

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The hit on Travis Kelce... ouch pic.twitter.com/SJtFFsGwUv

— Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) October 9, 2017

Gilchrist was penalized for unnecessary roughness.

Cell phone lights lit up the stadium as the Texans and Chiefs took the field in Houston. David Eulitt The Kansas City Star

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff