Tyreek Hill avoided a hamstring injury late in the Chiefs win over the Dolphins.
Late in the Kansas City Chiefs win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon, star wide receiver Tyreek Hill looked like he came up hobbling with some sort of leg injury—specifically leading to concerns that he might have a hamstring problem. As it turns out, the concern was all for nothing as NFL reporter Ian Rapoport notes that it was just a leg cramp instead.
Hill is vital to the Chiefs offense as their top wide receiver and the team’s most dynamic offensive weapon, so this is good news going forward as the Chiefs try to put away the rest of the AFC and claim the conference’s top seed for an all-important first-round bye.
On Sunday, Hill had only 3 catches but they went for 79 yards and a touchdown. He also added another rushing touchdown on a 32-yard run up the right sideline that put the Chiefs on the board in the first quarter.
Hill is on a record-setting pace this season for the Chiefs with 14 receiving touchdowns and three full games to go. Hill is also leading the entire league in scoring overall with 16 overall (with 2 rushing scores). The Chiefs all-time franchise record for single-season receiving TDs is 15 set by Dwayne Bowe back in 2010, so it seems certain that Hill will erase that record soon, perhaps even against the New Orleans Saints in Week 15.
On the year, Hill has 77 catches for 1,158 yards and 14 touchdowns through the air. He also 12 rushes for 22 yards and 2 rushing touchdowns.