Chiefs' Tyreek Hill game-time decision against Texans
Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill is a game-time decision to face the Houston Texans due to a shoulder injury.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid told reporters on Friday that Hill could return in Week 6 on Sunday, having missed Kansas City's last four games with a shoulder problem.
Reid added that Hill, who returned to practice last week, ran with the scout team and the offense this week.
NFL Network reported earlier in the day that the Chiefs are "optimistic" the star receiver will be cleared to play the Texans.
Hill was scheduled to have more testing Friday to ensure he is ready to return.
"He did a little bit of everything last week. This is pure how he feels," Reid told reporters earlier this week. "This isn't a real common injury in the NFL. We're just trying to make sure it's right."
Hill initially injured his shoulder in Kansas City's season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars on just his second catch of the day when he was tackled by cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
The injury turned out to be more severe than initially believed and required a trip to Jacksonville hospital. It was later confirmed by Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder that Hill suffered a sternal clavicular joint injury — where the collarbone comes into the sternum — and was being treated to reduce dislocation.
Reports indicated Hill would miss four to six weeks, but the Chiefs opted not to put him on injured reserve.
Hill, selected by Kansas City in the fifth round of the 2016 draft, had his best season in 2018 as he had 87 catches for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns.