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NFL Insider Has Promising Update On Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill

Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill catches a pass in a game against the Oakland Raiders.

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 30: Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs catches a pass in front of Nick Nelson #23 of the Oakland Raiders that would lead to the games first touchdown during the first quarter of the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 30, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

One of the best wide receivers in the NFL hasn't played since Week 1 of the season, but that could change soon.

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill suffered a significant shoulder/chest injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the season-opener. After a brief stay in the hospital, Hill left with his shoulder in a sling.

He didn't stay in the sling for long, though. Head coach Andy Reid said the team had a hard time keeping Hill off the field during his recovery.

With this latest report, it looks like they won't have to.

According to NFL Network insider James Palmer, Hill ran routes before the Chiefs' game against the Detroit Lions this afternoon. Palmer suggested Hill will be evaluated this week for a potential return next weekend.

It's a remarkable recovery considering the severity of the injury. Hill suffered a sternal clavicular joint injury which is where the clavicle protrudes into the sternum - which can lead to serious complications.

Luckily, Hill did not suffer from any complications and he was able to leave the hospital shortly after entering.

Now it looks like the team could have him back sooner than initially anticipated.

Detroit and Kansas City kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET.