The Kansas City Chiefs’ explosive offense will be without top wide receiver Tyreek Hill for several weeks, according to the latest report.
Hill injured his shoulder area in Sunday’s season-opening win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Chiefs announced he damaged his clavicular joint where the sternum meets the clavicle.
He is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, but will not be put on injured reserve.
#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
Hill is an elite playmaker, but the Chiefs are still well-stocked on the offensive side of the ball. Sammy Watkins stepped up and had a monster Week 1 in Hill’s absence, while rookie Mecole Hardman should get some more opportunities now.
Of course, they still have the league’s best tight end (Travis Kelce), most physically gifted quarterback (Patrick Mahomes) and an outstanding play caller in Andy Reid.
The Chiefs will be fine.