Tyreek Hill injures ankle in practice for Kansas City Chiefs

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

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill twisted his ankle in practice on Thursday for the Kansas City Chiefs. No further details are known at this time.

The fastest man in the National Football League might need some time before attempting to show off that top end speed anytime soon. Tyreek Hill, the Kansas City Chiefs top wide receiver, twisted his ankle during practice on Thursday and sat out the rest of the day’s scheduled activities.

The Chiefs are likely going to take considerable caution with Hill at this stage. First of all, there’s zero urgency to get Hill on the field at this point in the preseason. With months to go before the start of the regular season, there’s simply nothing for Hill to be ready for. Second, a twisted ankle is the sort of injury that lingers if not given a wide berth, so to speak. Hamstring or ankle injuries can be easily reaggravated, and the last thing the Chiefs need is Hill dealing with a nagging injury.

Hill led the Chiefs in receiving yards in 2017 after making the switch last offseason from an offensive weapon used in several aspects to a full-time wide receiver. Hill jumped from 593 receiving yards to 1,183. He also had 7 receiving touchdowns. The Chiefs have to be thrilled with the leap in production and in his growth curve from one year to the next and it stands to reason that he’s capable of much more with Patrick Mahomes settling in as a starter. He also has another offseason under his belt.

Hill will team with Sammy Watkins and Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt for a high-octane offensive attack that should present defenses with numerous mismatches—assuming Hill is healed up at the time.