Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill's 2019 season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars was over before the first quarter had even concluded, as a shoulder injury forced Hill, who just signed a massive three-year contract extension that made him the highest-paid wide receiver in the league, out of the game.
And the updates on his status aren't good. Though we don't know how much time he'll miss, this is certainly concerning.
This can't mean he's coming back as soon as possible.
Per sources, it seems Hill may avoid surgery, but will still miss several weeks of action following the consultation.
While the Chiefs offense looked pretty deadly even without Hill thanks to the play of Sammy Watkins, Kansas City will need the speedster and his 1,479 receiving yards from last year in tow if they want to fend off the likes of the Chargers and Patriots in the AFC.
While the Chiefs would be crushed to see Hill miss a long period of time and won't be nearly as effective without him, they'll have one of the best backup plans in the league in Watkins and Mecole Hardman that can stop the bleeding until he gets back to full strength.