Tyreek Hill returns to practice for Kansas City Chiefs

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

After dealing with a twisted ankle, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is back at practice for mandatory minicamp on Wednesday.

Andy Reid didn’t seem to think Tyreek Hill’s injury was a big deal when it was announced a few days ago that the Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver was dealing with a sprained ankle. He was right.

Judging by his availability for the team’s mandatory minicamp, which kicked off on Wednesday, Hill is feeling well once again and the ankle injury is now behind him.

If there was any chance that the injury could be a lingering concern, there’s no way the Chiefs would allow him to practice with the rest of the team. As illustrated by Arrowhead Pride’s Pete Sweeney:

Given that there’s zero reason for anyone to push themselves at this stage through any pain or even sensitivity, especially someone with a secure roster spot like Hill, the Chiefs simply would have held him out entirely or allowed him to work out individually like Dee Ford is right now as he returns to form.

Having Hill on the field is nice for the sake of those around him, especially Patrick Mahomes, as the pair learn to trust each other and develop chemistry in their timing. The Chiefs first-year quarterback has a lot of pressure on his shoulders as he takes over for Alex Smith, so having everyone healthy in the preseason is important for his reps. But even then, it’s not worth pushing one of the team’s offensive stars.

Speaking of stars, Hill was recently named among the NFL’s Top 100 Players for 2018 along with Kareem Hunt and Travis Kelce.

Hill made his second Pro Bowl in as many seasons in 2017. He had 75 catches for 1,183 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns.