Tyreek Hill was carted off the field with an injury in the first quarter of the Kansas City Chiefs-Jaguars game. If Hill is forced to miss time, it would have major fantasy football implications. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Hill was originally listed as questionable to return in the game.
The Chiefs are calling it a sternal clavicular joint injury and the receiver was transported to the Baptist Medical Center, a Jacksonville area hospital, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The injury occurred as Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey tackled the star wide receiver and appeared to land on his shoulder.
UPDATE: Tyreek Hill has been ruled out for the remainder of the game with a shoulder injury, per the broadcast.
Pro Football Talk reported that Hill will miss a “couple weeks” but is not expected to require surgery.
“Per source, no surgery for Tyreek Hill but he will miss a couple of weeks,” Pro Football Talk tweeted.
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Sammy Watkins has already had a massive day for the Chiefs, and is likely to continue to soak up even more targets as long as Hill is out. Another name to watch is rookie wide receiver Mecole Hardman who the Chiefs drafted early when it was believed Hill was facing a suspension this offseason.
“Tyreek Hill just rode in the front seat of a cart to the locker room after that Chiefs drive. That’s all the information I have. Maybe a right shoulder? He was tackled hard on that shoulder by Ramsey,” NFL Network’s James Palmer tweeted.
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Hill worked with the Chiefs training staff before being carted off the field, per Rotoworld.
Hill got hit hard by Jalen Ramsey near the sideline. He tried to work it out with the training staff before hopping on a cart for the locker room. It’s hard to tell how serious the issue might be, but Hill certainly appeared to be in pain. He had two catches for 16 yards before departing.
The Chiefs-Jaguars matchup was full of injuries in the first half. Nick Foles was ruled out for the game with a shoulder injury, while Patrick Mahomes briefly missed time with an ankle issue. As mentioned above, Hardman is a name to watch if Hill’s injury turns out to be serious. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid praised the rookie wideout during the preseason.
“He’s grown a lot since we first got him here, figuring it all out,” Reid noted, per Arrowhead Addict. “I like his progress. He’s attacked it. We talked about where he started and where he’s at now, it’s a completely different level. You can tell by the respect he gets from the guys and the respect he has in return for the veteran players. They’ve accepted him in there and he’s worked hard to gain that respect.