Report: Tyreek Hill expected to miss 4-6 weeks with shoulder injury
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill was taken to the hospital after leaving Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with a shoulder injury, but he has received some positive news since.
Hill is expected to miss 4-6 weeks and will not be placed on injured reserve, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. That news is a confirmation that he does not have to undergo surgery at this time.
#Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (sternoclavicular joint injury) is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, sources say. A positive sign: KC does not plan to put him on IR, as of now. He’ll need to be monitored in rehab, and how quickly it progresses will determine if it’s more or less than 6 weeks.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 11, 2019
Being placed on IR with a designation to return would have meant Hill would miss at least eight weeks, so it is a good sign that the Chiefs are not making that move with him. Hill, who recently signed a massive three-year extension with the Chiefs, left Sunday’s game after he took a hard hit from Jalen Ramsey.
Sammy Watkins played a huge role for the Chiefs with nine catches for 198 yards and three touchdowns against the Jags, but Hill is the team’s best receiver. The 25-year-old caught 87 passes for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns in his third NFL season last year. Hill is one of the most dynamic playmakers in football, but the Chiefs should have enough depth to overcome his absence.