Tyreek Hill receives good news about injured hamstring
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs and wide receiver Tyreek Hill received good news on his recently injured hamstring that could signal no missed time after the bye.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill reportedly received some good news heading into the team’s bye week. Specifically, the team learned that the Pro Bowler’s hamstring injury suffered on Monday night against the Los Angeles Chargers was not considered to be anything serious.
Per NFL reporter Ian Rapoport, the hamstring injury was “deemed minor” and that it’s possible he will be able to suit up like normal when the Chiefs take the field next—Week 13 at home against the visiting Oakland Raiders.
Hill has been through a dramatic year including the last offseason when he was mired in family court and even an criminal investigation that looked into alleged child abuse and child neglect claims. The cloud dominated the Chiefs offseason, but fortunately Hill was cleared of wrongdoing. Then shortly after the season started, Hill went down just a few minutes into the first game of the year, a clavicle dislocation that forced him to miss the next four games completely.
Through all of the injuries and hardship, Hill has excelled on the field for the Chiefs and has shown exactly why the team was so quick to put together a three-year extension for him earlier this year. Though only healthy for five full games this year, Hill has 33 catches for 543 yards and 5 touchdowns for the Chiefs.
Given Hill’s importance in stretching the field, opening up opportunities for others, and his special teams presence, the Chiefs have to be thrilled with the news that he could start in what is going to be a very important AFC West showdown at home after the bye.