The bravery of a sportsman’s spirit is truly underappreciated when there is a heated game going on. Clamoring crowds chant the names of their winning teams but do little to pay heed to the sudden injuries and pains the players might be facing in the live stadium.
Travis Kelce (rumored to be Taylor Swift’s most recent lover), was seen shaking off what seemed like a visible ankle injury during the Chiefs-Vikings Game on Sunday. People reported that the 34-year-old player slid on the field at Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium and turned his ankle at an awkward angle as his team faced the Minnesota Vikings. He was then said to limp off the pain and curse while slamming his helmet to the ground. People report that after he tried to stretch it out for a while, yet still wince from the pain, before halftime, he decided to go to the locker room to get an x-ray of the twisted ankle.
People reported that he was back to the field for the second half of the game with his feet taped up,’ and spent the Chiefs’ next drive (which ended in a touchdown) running up and down the sidelines, checking on his ankle before returning later in the quarter.’ With the 2:45 minutes left on the clock, Kelce struggled through his pain as he successfully caught a pass outside the end zone and brought it in for a touchdown.
Travis Kelce was visibly frustrated as he headed back to the locker room after an apparent foot injury.
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This was not his first injury of the season. People reported, “Kelce dealt with other injury issues earlier in the season, and was forced to sit out Week 1 after hyperextending his knee and developing a bone bruise during the Chiefs’ last practice before the start of the season. He made his season debut in Week 2 and has played each week since.”
Prior to the week of his injury, the two-time Super Bowl champ stirred up quite the buzz, given his rumored budding romance with pop singer Taylor Swift. Accounts state that Swift attended his game on 24 September, which was against the Chicago Bears alongside his mom, Donna Kelce, and thereafter, they left the game together to go for an after-party celebration in Kansas City. After a week, the 33-year-old singer reportedly(via People) attended his game alongside a throng of celebrity friends at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, as the Chiefs beat the New York Jets. She didn’t appear to attend the Chiefs’ game in Minnesota.
An insider source told People earlier this week that the rumored couple are “still just getting to know each other,” continuing further, “Though Kelce is spending time with Swift, “he’s focusing on football like he always has,” the source states. “During the NFL season, his priority is the Chiefs, and it’s all about the team.”
People report that during a press conference on Friday that Kelce attended, he said, “As all the attention comes…it feels like I was on top of the world after the Super Bowl and right now I’m even more on top of the world.”
Looks like the rumors might materialize sooner than we had expected.