The Chiefs placed rookie tight end Travis Kelce on injured reserve on Saturday, the team said.
Kelce, 24, had microfracture knee surgery this week. The Chiefs selected him in the third round (No. 63 overall) in April. He played collegiately at Cincinnati.
In a corresponding roster move, the Chiefs promoted rookie safety Bradley McDougald from their practice squad. A Kansas product, the 6-foot-1, 209-pound McDougald has spent the majority of the regular season on the Chiefs’ practice squad, but he was on their roster for the first two games, though he did not play in either contest.