And it couldn’t come at a better time. Though Kansas City has raced out to a 4-1 record, the club nearly lost to the Lions several weeks ago — a game in which QB Patrick Mahomes failed to throw a TD pass for the first time since Week 5 of the 2018 season — and the Chiefs were stymied by the Colts last week. Although a number of players have stepped up in Hill’s absence, KC is doubtlessly thrilled to get one of its top playmakers back.
Hill suffered a serious clavicle injury in the first game of the season during Kansas City’s win over Jacksonville, and he had to be taken to the hospital. He returned to practice earlier this month and will be a part of the Chiefs’ aerial attack in their much-anticipated showdown with the Texans this afternoon.
After a tumultuous offseason in which Hill’s NFL career appeared to be in jeopardy, his Week 1 injury was not an ideal start to his 2019 campaign. Now fully healed, Hill will attempt to limit his headline-making to his on-field exploits.
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