Taylor Swift out of Chiefs-Vikings game, Travis Kelce injured – Billboard


Taylor Swift was not at Sunday’s (Oct. 8) Chiefs-Vikings game after romantic interest Travis Kelce suffered an injury. Earlier in the game, which was broadcast on CBS, on-air commentator Jim Nantz confirmed that Swift was nowhere to be seen at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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“In case you’re wondering, seven words I never thought would come from my lips in my career: Taylor Swift is not in the game,” Nantz announced, “this is the first time. I have never said this before. “I just saw some heartbroken people in the stands.”

The camera panned to a Swift fan who was holding a sign and expecting her to appear. Her sign asked what many were wondering: “Where’s Taylor?” A photo from Getty Images, seen below, shows another fan displaying a clever sign, which reads that 87 (Kelsey’s number) and 13 (Swift’s lucky number) equal 100%. It read, “Kelce Make a Swift TD.”

A fan holds a sign in reference to Taylor Swift before the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 8, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Others in the stands were shown wearing jerseys with “Swifty” written on the back.

While Swift wasn’t there to cheer on Kelce in person, as he has been for the past two Chiefs games, it appears the tight end slipped on the field turf and suffered a non-contact injury. Kelce was seen walking off the field, throwing off his helmet and heading towards the locker room.

Kelce returned to the sideline with his right ankle safely wrapped.

Commentator Tracy Wolfson provided an update: “Travis Kelce is still on the sideline, but as you can see, wearing a helmet, his right leg is wrapped. I was just told to try and give it a try. They’re leaving it at that. He wants to play in this game, guys.”

Kelce reportedly suffers an ankle sprain. Reports state The medical staff cleared Kelce to return if he wanted. He finally rejoined the game AndImmediately after his return, scored a touchdown.

The announcer said, “Kelce comes off the X-ray table and finds the endzone.”

Watch what happened to Kelce in the Chiefs-Vikings game below. Plus, scroll through many Swift/football fans’ reactions to both the singer’s absence from Sunday’s game and Kelce’s injury.




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