Chiefs have to make sure everything is ‘stable’ in Tyreek Hill’s shoulder
Tyreek Hill has been sidelined with a clavicle injury since the first quarter of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Week 1 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, and while the wide receiver seems to be making progress, his return date remains murky.
Hill practiced three days in a limited capacity during the lead-up to the Chiefs’ Week 5 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts this past weekend, but ultimately did not play in the 19-13 loss.
Based on Hill ramping up activities, there has been some speculation that he could play next Monday when Kansas City takes on the Houston Texans, but head coach Andy Reid is not going that far just yet:
“I’ll know more as we get through this week,” Reid said, according to Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star. “He practiced a little bit last week and moved around pretty good. But, again, they’ve got to make sure everything’s stable and he wasn’t being hit last week. So, they got to make sure everything is stable in there and they’ll work on that this week and see where we’re at.”
While the Chiefs managed just fine without Hill over their first four games, emerging with a 4-0 record, their offense actually looked anemic this past week in their first loss of the season.
Still, Reid does not think Kansas City’s lackluster offensive performance was a result of Hill’s absence:
“He’s not causing penalties on the sideline,” Reid said. “We’re shooting ourselves in the foot, and like I told the guys, you figure it out and we get this thing straightened out, we’ll be right, a powerful, explosive offense whoever is in there.”
While that may be true, the Chiefs would certainly love to have their three-time Pro Bowler back sooner rather than later.