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Tyreek Hill Expected to Be Out at Least 4-6 Weeks With Sternoclavicular Joint Injury

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 29:  Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs warms up before a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on August 29, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
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It's been a couple of days since Tyreek Hill injured his clavacle early in the Chiefs' win over the Jaguars, and now we're finally getting word on how long he'll be out.

Let's just say it could have been worse.

After needing to go to the hospital because of the injury, Hill has been diagnosed with a "sternoclavicular joint injury" and is expected to be out for at least 4-6 weeks. The good news is he's not going on the IR, which would have kept him out until at least Week 9.

While this is encouraging news, the fact remains that the Chiefs do not truly know how long Hill will be out. As Rapoport said, it all depends on how his body responds to treatment and how quickly he recovers.

Sammy Watkins had a breakout performance in Week 1 and will likely be asked to shoulder more of the load on offense. Travis Kelce, likewise, will continue to be a top target, and rookie Mecole Hardman could see more action out wide in Hill's absence.

Patrick Mahomes injured his ankle in the Week 1 win, but isn't expected to miss time.