The Kansas City Chiefs have updated a couple injury designations going forward to start the second half against the Washington Football Team, With the Chiefs down 13-10, they announced that linebacker Anthony Hitchens has been downgraded to out and wide receiver Tyreek Hill has been termed as questionable to come back to the team’s Week 6 contest.
Hill was a factor early in the game for the Chiefs with two catches for 25 yards, but he was seen on the sidelines after that heading into halftime. Coming out of halftime, he was still on the side and it was clear something was wrong. Hill was questionable coming into today’s game with a quad muscle injury that affected his ability to practice with the team earlier this week.
If Hill is unable to come back into the game, then Mecole Hardman is going to take on a more important role as a field-stretching option for the offense. It will also be interesting to see if Josh Gordon becomes a real factor with Hill out of the game and the defense likely keying in on Travis Kelce from here on out—even more so than normal.
As for Hitchens, he left with a left elbow injury early in the game, and the Chiefs injury concerns at linebacker continue with the loss of the reliable veteran. Nick Bolton needed a closer look on the sideline early in the first half for a hand injury although he came back. However, the Chiefs also saw Willie Gay out for weeks with a toe injury to start the year.
More updates to come after the game and throughout the week.