Tyreek Hill injury update: Chiefs wide receiver to miss 4-6 weeks
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs finally have a timetable for their star wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
The Kansas City Chiefs knew that wide receiver Tyreek Hill was bound to miss several weeks with a sternoclavicular injury suffered during the team’s recent win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1. That much was clear given that the team flirted with placing him on injured reserve, ultimately deciding against it, which would automatically remove Hill from the active roster for at least 8 games.
Ian Rapoport now has word that Hill is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with the injury which means he will be kept on the active roster for sure. The hope is that he becomes available sooner than later with appropriate rest.
The Chiefs lost Hill early in the game against Jacksonville and the rest of the offense adjusted accordingly. Rookie wideout Mecole Hardman took on plenty of snaps, while the running game became a bit more of the focus. Fortunately everyone was up to the task as LeSean McCoy impressed in his first week with the team and Sammy Watkins, the team’s No. 2 receiver, caught nearly 200 yards worth of passes and found the end zone three times.
For now, it’s safe to say that Hill will miss games against the Oakland Raiders, Baltimore Ravens and Detroit Lions. The Week 5 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts is the first game in which Hill’s return could be a remote possibility. The Chiefs will also get cornerback Morris Claiborne back for that same contest.
From there, the Chiefs play the Houston Texans in Week 6 and the Denver Broncos in Week 7 before hosting the Green Bay Packers at home in Week 8. If anything, the Packers game looms as a big showdown, but the three previous games are all important for playoff purposes as AFC showdowns.