Tyreek Hill returns to practice for Chiefs despite uncertain timeline

Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /

The Kansas City Chiefs have wide receiver Tyreek Hill present in practice and making catches, but they insist the timeline for his return is still undetermined.

After bearing the burden of attrition over the first few weeks of the regular season with one injury after another, the Kansas City Chiefs are starting to get some of their pieces back in place—at least it seems to be that way. Tyreek Hill, the team’s star wide receiver, was spotted back in practice on Wednesday making a few catches as the Chiefs prepare to host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night.

The team has been without Hill for the first four weeks of the regular season, save for the first few plays of the first quarter of the very first game. It was in that contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars that Hill suffered a sternoclavicular dislocation in the first place, leaving him out for a rumored half-season timeline. From there, the news changed to 4-6 weeks, and now Hill looks to be potentially returning on the early end of that.

Nothing is certain yet, however. The Chiefs are hesitant to bring Hill back before he’s absolutely ready, despite how good he looks in practice on Wednesday. Check out the following footage:

The Chiefs offense hasn’t had much of a problem moving the chains in Hill’s absence and they stand as one of the NFL’s three remaining unbeaten teams through the first quarter-season, so clearly the Chiefs have proven their ability to withstand injuries to the likes of Hill and Eric Fisher among others. That said, the offense is clearly not operating with the same dominant traits that they enjoy when Hill is in the lineup.

Hill has made the Pro Bowl during his first three seasons in the NFL, and he set a new franchise record last year for most receiving yards in a single season with 1,479. Hill recently signed a three-year extension that will keep him in Kansas City through the 2022 season.

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