It's not exactly the news anyone wanted to hear, but Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce underwent offseason shoulder surgery, according to Chiefs coach Andy Reid, who spoke to the media at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Wednesday afternoon.
"Travis had his shoulder cleaned out a little bit, so he'll be out for most of the offseason," Reid said.
Reid did add that he believes Kelce should be ready for training camp.
Last season, Kelce put up numbers that have been achieved less than 20 times in more than 1,380 opportunities in NFL history—a tight end finishing with at least 1,125 yards receiving in a season.
Overall, Kelce, who was named a first-team All-Pro for the first time in his career, finished with 85 receptions for 1,125 yards and four touchdowns.
"He's high octane," Reid added of Kelce. "There's not a lot of guys that love to play the game more than this kid loves to play…he's one of the best in the business at his position, and I would expect him to keep building on that."
Reid also gave an update on a few players who finished the season on injured reserve, specifically defensive linemen Jaye Howard and Allen Bailey, and linebacker Derrick Johnson.
"Those guys are doing good," Reid explained. "We've gotten good reports—Jaye's working down where he got the surgery, but they're all making progress and doing well and we expect them all back.
"It'll be great to get those guys back in there playing, a couple of those guys we missed there, so it'll be good to get them back."