Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill expected to miss 4-6 weeks with broken collarbone

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Kansas City Chiefs lost one of their best offensive weapons. Tyreek Hill will miss four-to-six weeks, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, after suffering a broken collarbone.

Hill was injured on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. After suffering the injury, he was transported to a local medical facility to be evaluated.

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill celebrates on his way to a touchdown against the New England Patriots
Tyreek Hill celebrates on his way to a touchdown against the New England Patriots (Getty Images)

He is not expected to be played on injured reserve with a designated to return. If he would have been placed on IR, it would have been out until at least Week 8.

The Chiefs are planning on keeping him on the active roster. Without Hill on the field, the team is expected to lean heavily on Sammy Watkins and Travis Kelce. Rookie Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson are also expected to occasionally fill in for Hill, as well.

After Hill went out with the injury, Hardman played in 53 of 59 Chiefs snaps over the rest of the game.

Hill had two receptions for 16 yards before suffering the injury. Watkins led the team with nine receptions for 198 yards and three touchdowns in the 40-26 win.

Kelce also had three receptions for 88 yards. Robinson had one reception for zero yards, Hardman did not have a reception.

In 2018, he had a career season with 87 receptions for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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