Chiefs 'optimistic' Tyreek Hill will be cleared to play against Texans in Week 6
Hill hasn't played since suffering a complicated injury in the season opener
During an appearance on "Good Morning Football," Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network said that there is "optimism" that Hill could play on Sunday.
"Similar to the Sam Darnold situation, feelings are one thing, but tests and scans are another thing," Rapoport said. "They are going to scan the bone, make sure that it has healed properly, make sure it's safe for him to be out there."
Darnold missed four weeks with mono, and the New York Jets had to before he took the field again.
Hill Indianapolis Colts, when Kansas City suffered its first loss of the season., but missed the Chiefs' Monday night matchup with the
Hill was carted off the sideline and into the locker room for evaluation by the Chiefs' medical staff. He was then transported to a local hospital for further tests. He did not fracture his collarbone, but did suffer a sort of dislocation.
"He had a sternal clavicular joint injury, which is where your clavicle comes out of your sternum," Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said in a statement. "He's being treated [at the hospital] to reduce the dislocation of the injury."
The following week, it was reported that Hill would miss around four to six weeks. The Chiefs opted not to place him on injured reserve, with the belief that he wouldn't have to miss an extended amount of time.
Hill put up career numbers across the board in 2018, recording 87 catches for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns. Patrick Mahomes has passed for just one touchdown over the past two games, and bringing Hill back into the fold should again make this offensive attack one of the best in the NFL.
Pick Six Newsletter
Get the day's big stories + fun stuff you love like mock drafts, picks and power rankings.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Join our Free $1,000,000 Parlay Challenge
Follow along with all the action as two rising QBs go head-to-head
Follow along with all the action as the Saints look to keep rolling in the battle of backup...
Come in and catch all the action in a matchup that is one of the more rare in the NFL
R.J. White has his finger on the pulse of Mike Tomlin and the Steelers.
Come in and catch all the action in a critical NFC West battle
Rosen was benched after throwing two picks in a game between two struggling teams