Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill suffers groin injury against Broncos
By Matt Conner
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill suffered a groin injury in the team’s win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
The Kansas City Chiefs will likely look at Sunday’s results in a positive light given that they defeated the Denver Broncos for the second time in a month and went to 7-1 on the year. Unfortunately the team also suffered a couple injuries that they hope will not turn out to be anything too major—first and foremost for wide receiver Tyreek Hill.
Hill, a two-time Pro Bowler, is the Chiefs best offensive weapon, but unfortunately he suffered a groin injury late in the fourth quarter against the Broncos that forced him out of the game. He was listed as questionable to return at the moment and further details will be forthcoming as trainers and coaching staff get a look at his condition.
Hill has 44 total catches for 705 yards and 7 touchdowns so far on the season. He’s already matched his career high in touchdowns in just a half season playing with quarterback Patrick Mahomes—a sign of just how skilled Hill can be with the football in his hands. Hill is also the Chiefs primary punt returner, which means any potential time missed by Hill will open up a hole at a couple key spots and take away the biggest offensive threat on the field for Andy Reid’s offense.
The Chiefs also lost outside linebacker Frank Zombo to a hamstring injury earlier in the game which took him out completely. Meanwhile inside linebacker Anthony Hitchens suffered a rib injury of some kind and the Chiefs listed him as doubtful to return. Hitchens in particular is likely to get an MRI or some other sort of test to determine the extent of injury before an official announcement is made about his availability for Week 9 and beyond.