Could we see Peyton Hillis return this weekend?

Jamie Squire

It's been one month since Kansas City Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis injured his ankle against the New Orleans Saints.

After practicing on Monday things look better on the Peyton Hillis front for this weekend. We won't get an injury report until Wednesday but unless we see a setback it's hard to think he won't at least be 'probable' for the game this weekend.

It will be interesting to see how he's worked into the offense after his time-off with the emergence of Shaun Draughn getting some carries in his absence. Draughn has carried the ball 45 times for 170 yards and one touchdown so far this season.

Rookie sixth-round pick Cyrus Gray has gotten just a few carries since returning from an injury himself, but didn't see any carries in the Chiefs last game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and has just seven carries for 35 yards on the season.

Before his injury Hillis had carried the ball 21 times for 93 yards and mixed in five receptions for 33 yards as well. It's still going to be a heavy dose of Jamaal Charles from the Chiefs offense but it'd be nice to see Hillis get back into the mix and bring that 1-2 punch that Chiefs fans were excited about before the season began.

We saw what Hillis was still capable of doing during the preseason and hopefully he can bring that to the game this weekend against the Oakland Raiders.

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