Tyreek Hill transported to hospital after injuring shoulder, sternum in Week 1 victory
Tyreek Hill’s 2019 season is already in trouble.
The Kansas City wideout was carted off the field with what was originally called a shoulder injury during the first quarter in Jacksonville on Sunday. The team ruled him out for the remainder of the game not long after.
Following a 40-26 victory over the Jaguars, Kansas City announced Hill had been taken to the hospital for further evaluation on his collarbone — which had in turn damaged his sternum.
Here is an explanation from the #Chiefs on WR Tyreek Hill, who was taken to a local hospital. pic.twitter.com/gxcl2nqFu0
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 8, 2019
Chiefs’ WR Tyreek Hill will not need surgery on his collarbone injury but “will miss a few weeks”, per a source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 8, 2019
Hill was injured after landing awkwardly on his side while being taken down by Jacksonville’s Jalen Ramsey. The team expects to have more information on Monday or Tuesday. Hill’s playing status beyond that is unknown.
#Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill went to the locker room on the first game of the season. It happened after this play.pic.twitter.com/QE3TLoO2qx
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 8, 2019
The speedy receiver just signed a three-year, $35.2 million contract extension on Friday after an offseason where he was investigated for child abuse by the NFL and local law enforcement.
Hill made one catch for five yards before leaving the game.
Shortly before Hill’s injury, newly-signed Jacksonville quarterback Nick Foles broke his collarbone while throwing a touchdown for the Jags. The team announced Foles will undergo surgery on Monday.
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