Two days ago, the Chiefs used a contract extension to ensure their offense includes wide receiver Tyreek Hill for at least three more seasons.
But they will play without him anyway. For now.
Hill suffered a shoulder injury in the first quarter of Kansas City’s 40-26 win Sunday in Jacksonville.
He was carted off the field and taken to nearby Baptist Medical Center for treatment.
The timetable for his return won’t be known until Monday at the earliest, according to trainer Rick Burkholder, who addressed reporters after the game. The objective of his trip to the hospital, Burkholder said, was to “reduce the dislocation of the injury.”
“He had a had a sternoclavicular joint injury, which is where your clavicle comes into your sternum,” Burkholder said. “Those can be injured coming out the front, up top or in the back. If it goes posteriorly or back, it becomes a medical issue for us so that we worry that there’s more problems. His came back posteriorly and he didn’t have any medical issues, but we still transported him to Baptist Medical Center and we turned his care over to Brett Frykberg who is an ortho-trauma physician.”
Hill left the game after being tackled by Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey. He caught an 8-yard out, and Ramsey landed his body weight on top of Hill, who did not return. He had two catches for 16 yards before his departure.