Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin also exited in the third quarter with a hip pointer after making a key block on a 24-yard catch and run by Brent Celek. Maclin, who suffered a hip injury against Cleveland, walked off the field very gingerly. He briefly returned to the game.
King Dunlap was forced out of the game as well with a hamstring injury and replaced by Demetress Bell at left tackle. Bell is dressing in his first game as an Eagle after being inactive Week 1 against the Browns.
Dunlap’s return is doubtful.
Kelce went down and rolled over in pain following a nine-yard LeSean McCoy run to the right side. He was eventually helped to his feet and assisted over to the sideline, putting little pressure on his right leg on his way to the bench.
Kelce has been one of the biggest surprises of the 2011 draft class. The sixth-round pick out of Cincinnati has flourished under offensive line coach Howard Mudd. This season, he began sharing responsibilities at the line with Michael Vick for calling out pass protections.
Dallas Reynolds replaced Kelce at center.