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Report: Chiefs optimistic Tyreek Hill could return vs. Texans

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NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the news on Good Morning Football.

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill “is getting very close to being back,” according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

RAPOPORT: “[Hill] has practiced this week in a limited fashion, trying to return from a sternoclavicular injury. From what I understand is there is optimism that he’s back on the field and is out there this week. But similar to these Sam Darnold situation, feelings are one thing, but tests and scans are another thing. They’re going to scan the bone, make sure it is healed properly, make sure it is safe for him to be out there. It’s going to happen [Friday]. If all goes well, he should be out on the field this weekend.”

The Chiefs have been without Hill since he suffered the injury Rapoport discussed since Week 1. Kansas City has managed a 4-1 record without him, but with other injuries piling up (Sammy Watkins missed nearly all of last game and has not practiced this week), his return would be timely.

Here is a short clip of Hill working out at practice on Thursday:

“This is where the situation looked to be headed all along,” said our in-house injury expert, Aaron Borgmann. “Looks great on limited clips of early practice. Whether team decides he is good enough to play, [we don’t know].”

The Chiefs’ final injury report of the week will be out around 4:30 p.m. Arrowhead Time on Friday.