It looked pretty bad for a few minutes.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill was carted away from Tuesday’s training camp practice in St. Joseph, Missouri with what appeared to be an injury to his right leg.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter was able to get some preliminary information about the injury.
Chiefs' WR Tyreek Hill bruised his quad and is expected to be fine.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 30, 2019
It started with a collision with Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland, as our Pete Sweeney explained.
Tyreek Hill was just slow to get up. Bashaud Breeland collided with him at the catch point, and it looked to me like he connected with his helmet pretty hard. Hill left the field under his own power (a good sign) with a little bit of a limp. #Chiefs— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) July 30, 2019
Longtime Arrowhead Pride user Scott Mahurin caught the hit on video.
This is the Breeland hit on Hill. pic.twitter.com/nvh6bFEEBO— Scott Mahurin (@Esinem79) July 30, 2019
Hill’s going over to the medical tent to get checked out. The play happened right in front of me in this side of the field, hardest hit I’ve heard in camp. Nothing malicious or over the top, just a collision, hard to avoid.— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) July 30, 2019
Hill was taken to the medical tent, where his helmet and jersey were removed as trainers worked on the leg. Eventually he was loaded on a cart and taken back to the locker room. From this point, Hill was done for the day.
This is Hill being taken off the field with what appears to be a right leg injury. pic.twitter.com/BywVbQW6fp— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) July 30, 2019
But as our in-house sports medicine expert Aaron Borgmann noted, there were some encouraging signs about the whole thing.
Nick brings up valid points here. https://t.co/6Mgjf2u50R— Aaron Borgmann (@RehabAllStar) July 30, 2019
Borgmann also said that the quad injury Schefter was reporting — while painful — would be much easier to manage.
So the best of news re Tyreek Hill injury. Quad contusion much easier to manage. Will require compression and bent knee positioning early to limit swelling. This will take a couple of days to get over, especially for a receiver. @ArrowheadPride— Aaron Borgmann (@RehabAllStar) July 30, 2019
Reid was not scheduled speak to the media after Tuesday’s practice, but per Terez Paylor of Yahoo! Sports, the Chiefs have confirmed that Hill’s injury is a bruised quad.
We will keep you updated.