- Taylor Swift is reportedly heading to Kansas City to see Travis Kelce play tonight
- Kelce is ready to play despite major concerns that he broke his ankle in his last game
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Travis Kelce looks all set to take the field for the Kansas City Chiefs tonight, while Taylor Swift is expected to fly in from Hollywood to watch him play – despite major concerns this week about his ankle injury.
Kelce, who turned 34 last week, feared he had broken a bone when he rolled his foot while playing for the Chiefs in Minnesota last Sunday before bravely playing on to lead his side to victory.
And now, in exclusive photos from DailyMail.Com, Kelce was seen leaving his home with one of his Chiefs jerseys in his hand, while his mother Donna was spotted at a nearby hotel before watching her son play against Denver Broncos.
There was no sign of the pop princess after she had a screening in Los Angeles last night for her film premiere on the Eras Tour.
Swift, 33, has been to Arrowhead Stadium before and was seen wearing a red and white Chiefs jacket next to Donna, 70. The two reunited the following week in New York, where Swift saw Kelce play against the Jets.
Travis Kelce was spotted outside his home holding one of his own jerseys ahead of tonight’s Chiefs game, where girlfriend Taylor Swift is expected to be in attendance
Swift has been to two of Kelce’s last three NFL games, but missed the most recent Sunday
Kelce’s mother Donna was also spotted in Kansas City – another encouraging sign that Kelce will play after major concerns about his ankle injury
Swift is expected to fly to Kansas City from Los Angeles, a day after she dazzled at the premiere of her soon-to-hit Eras Tour film
But Donna made an awkward comment about Taylor when she appeared on the TODAY show last Friday.
When hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb asked her what it was like watching a match with one of the most famous people in the world, Donna simply replied, “It was okay.”
She continued, “I don’t like to talk about it. It’s just one of those things where everyone saw me. I sat in the boxes with her. It’s another thing that has given my life a boost.”
Last Friday, before the game against the Vikings where Kelce was injured, he said his romance with Swift has made him feel happier than when he won the Super Bowl earlier this year.
“When all the attention comes, it feels like, you know, after the Super Bowl, I was on top of the world and now I’m even more on top of the world,” he said.
“There are a lot of people who care about Taylor for good reason. I have to keep living and learning and enjoying the moments.
“We’re learning while the paparazzi are taking pictures everywhere, but that’s part of it.”
Kelce was listed as questionable by the Chiefs for tonight’s game, but is expected to participate.
Kelce was seen talking to some friends near his house on the day of the game
The Chiefs star is expected to play despite appearing to be injured in his last game for his team
Kelce rolled his ankle on the turf and was visibly in pain – at one point he feared it was broken
Swift saw Kelce play in New York (above) two weeks ago when the Chiefs beat the Jets
Swift watched her first Chiefs game with Donna on September 24 as they defeated the Bears
Speaking about his injury fears on his New Heights podcast this week – which he co-hosts with older brother Jason of the Philadelphia Eagles – he said: ‘I rolled my ankle – it was like basketball, you come off a rebound and you just roll your ankle.
“At first I felt a few things in my ankle that… didn’t feel great,” he said. “When I first rolled it, I came right off the field and I really couldn’t put much weight on it.
“So I knew I had to at least see if it was broken, went in, got x-rays and knew from there there was nothing structurally wrong with it. So I can just stick that thing on and go back out.”
Kelce eventually returned to the game and finished the day with ten catches for 67 yards and a touchdown.
A repeat performance tonight, and Swift has plenty to celebrate. The Chiefs enter the game with a 4-1 record and top the standings in the AFC West.