According to a report from NFL network insider Ian Rapoport, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill will be back in action against the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
Source: #Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (shoulder) will be active today. He’s back after missing about a month.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 13, 2019
ESPN’s Adam Schefter said that Hill felt good doing pregame warmups.
Chiefs’ WR Tyreek Hill feels good in pregame warmups and is now planning to play today, per source. Chiefs plus Hill.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 13, 2019
In the week’s final injury report, Hill was listed as questionable — which was the best news there had been about the All-Pro wideout since he suffered a posterior sternoclavicular dislocation during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the season opener. Hill was actually transported to a Jacksonville hospital, because this rare injury can be life-threatening. But once it was clear that Hill was safe, the prognosis was for a fairly quick recovery, as our in-house sports medicine expert Aaron Borgmann explained.
A recent example of a wide receiver with a similar injury would be Danny Amendola for the Rams in 2012. Game records show that he only missed three games (and a bye week) with a similar injury.
However, according to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, the Texans appear to have prepared for the game as if Hill would play.
The Houston Texans prepared all week as if Tyreek Hill would be active in this game. While they did watch some of that Colts Chiefs game, players tell me they mostly watched the Chiefs Patriots in the AFC championship game to prepare and learn.— Dianna (@diannaESPN) October 13, 2019
Meanwhile, the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson is reporting that Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills will not be available for the game.
Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills' hamstring injury will prevent him from playing Sunday against the Chiefs as team wants him to make a full recovery before putting him back on the field, according to league sources. Keke Coutee will replace Stills in lineup again.— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 13, 2019
Wilson then reported that veteran Texans corner Johnathan Joseph will also miss the game.
Texans veteran corner Johnathan Joseph is out today against Chiefs with hamstring injury, per sources. Tashaun Gipson (hip) is active— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 13, 2019