The Chiefs don’t currently plan to place Hill on injured reserve and will monitor his recovery to see if he can make it back in the projected timeline.
Hill did not need surgery on the injury, which caused him to be taken to the hospital after a hit dislocated his clavicle and pushed it into his sternum. While this type of injury can be serious and sometimes needs surgery, doctors were able to reset the bone from the outside.
Hill, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2016. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $2.58 million contract when the Chiefs signed him to a new three-year $54 million extension a few days ago that includes $35.2 million guaranteed.
In 2018, Hill appeared in 16 games for the Chiefs and caught 87 passes for 1,479 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns to go along with 151 yards rushing and a touchdown. Hill also totaled 213 punt returns and one touchdown. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 7 receiver out of 117 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Hill as the news is available.