Hill (leg) expects to be healthy in time for offseason workouts, NOLA.com reports.
Hill finished the season on injured reserve due to a broken fibula sustained in early December and currently remains dependent upon crutches to move around. However, he still has over two months before offseason workouts begin. Given the nature of his injury, that should be plenty of time for Hill to return to form.
Hill (leg) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Herbie Teope of The Times-Picayune reports.
Hill broke his fibula during last weekend's loss to the Lions, and with the Saints in need of a roster spot to sign linebacker Travis Feeney from the Steelers practice squad, he made for an obvious choice to be placed on injured reserve this late in the season.
Hill is seemingly now in danger of missing the remainder of this season, as he also potentially suffered a high-ankle sprain, Nick Underhill of The Advocate reports. After Sunday's game, Hill was seen sporting a boot and using crutches, which came after he posted a season-best six catches for 74 yards in Week 12. With Hill sidelined, John Phillips embodies the
Hill (ankle) was wearing a boot on his right leg and using crutches following Sunday's loss to the Lions, Josh Katzenstein of NOLA.com reports.
HIll suffered an ankle injury during the game and finished with only one catch for three yards. Fellow tight end Coby Fleener, meanwhile, finished the game with five catches for a team-high 86 yards, indicating that he is the Saints' preferred pass-catching tight end. The boot and crutches suggest that Hill might miss some practice this week, so continue to monitor his status as Week 14 approaches.
Prior to his departure in the first half, Hill corralled one of two passes for three yards. In his absence, Coby Fleener will likely gobble up the majority of reps afforded tight ends, as the position group only includes journeyman John Phillips at the moment.
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