Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder told reporters after Sunday’s game that WR Tyreek Hill was taken to the hospital because his shoulder injury caused an issue with his sternum.
“[Hill] had a sternoclavicular joint injury which is where your clavicle comes into your sternum,” Burkholder said. “Those can be injured coming out the front, up top or in the back. If it goes posteriorly or back it becomes a medical issue for us so that we worry that there’s more problems. His came back posteriorly and he didn’t have any medical issues but we still transported him to Baptist Medical Center [Jacksonville] and we turned his care over to Brett Frykberg who is an ortho-trauma physician.”
Burkholder explained that Hill is being treated to “reduce the dislocation or the injury” and they don’t have any details beyond this.
Pro Football Talk reports that Hill will not require surgery on his injured shoulder, but will miss a couple of weeks.
Hill was injured after taking a hit from Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey before being carted off the field.
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.