Chiefs’ Andy Reid downplays severity of Tyreek Hill injury, but still expects to miss few days
Kansas City Chiefs’ superstar wide receiver Tyreek Hill is not practicing at the moment due to a hamstring injury.
According to Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk.com, head coach Andy Reid is downplaying the injury. However, at the same time he expects Hill to miss a few days.
Hill is one of the most lethal offensive weapons in the entire NFL. And he has become a favorite target for superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes over the last two seasons.
If you need further proof of just how dangerous he can be, look at his last two seasons with Mahomes at quarterback. 2018 saw Hill rack up career-highs in receptions (87), receiving yards (1,479) and receiving touchdowns (12).
Then last season he managed 58 receptions for 860 yards and seven touchdowns despite dealing with injury problems and only appearing in 12 games.
The good news for Chiefs fans is, if Reid is to be believed, then this is not much of a serious issue. While Hill will miss some time in practice and training camp – he should be ready to go well before the start of the regular season.
There is still three weeks until Kansas City plays its first regular season game. And at the moment, Reid is claiming that Hill is only going to miss a few days of practice. The math is pretty easy right there.
It is a little worrying that this is a hamstring injury though. A hamstring injury is exactly what caused Hill to miss some time in 2019. So if this is a lingering issue, there could be some problems that the team and Hill need to figure out in the future.
For now however, it appears to just be a small problem that should not impact the regular season.