Tyreek Hill injury update: Chiefs WR does not have concussion

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Tyreek Hill
CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Tyreek Hill /

Tyreek Hill took a brutal hit late in the Chiefs loss to the Steelers, but he’s reportedly been cleared of any potential concussion.

Tyreek Hill is a threat to take it to the house every time he touches the ball, especially on punt returns, for the Kansas City Chiefs. Unfortunately, being tasked with running the ball back as the primary returner also puts him in a position for a potential serious injury due to the nature of coverage units and the incredible speed built up as players aim to tackle each other.

The Chiefs felt that threat up close on Sunday late in the game after Hill took a hard hit to the helmet bringing back a punt return in a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Hill sat out the game’s final drive after bringing the Chiefs to midfield and went through a concussion protocol after the game to make sure he was okay or not. Fortunately, Pro Football Talk reports that Hill does not have a concussion after all.

Hill is going to be essential for the Chiefs offense against the Oakland Raiders in a short week given the other injuries on the team. The Chiefs are already without Chris Conley for the rest of the season, are operating with three backups as starters along the offensive line and now might be without Charcandrick West in the backfield. Albert Wilson might be forced to miss another game at receiver, which makes Hill’s presence all the more valuable.

HIll has 30 catches for 390 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns so far in 2017.