Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill suffers pregame heel injury at Denver

Tyreek Hill
Posted at 4:20 PM, Jan 08, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill was limited Saturday at Denver after a pregame injury.

Hill hurt his heel during warmups, according to ESPN Sideline Reporter Laura Rutledge. He played limited snaps during the first quarter, which ended with the Chiefs and Broncos tied 7-7 from Empower Field at Mile High.

The Chiefs (12-5) rallied for a 28-24 win in the fourth quarter, the franchise's 13th straight against the rival Broncos.

Hill leads Kansas City with a franchise-record 110 receptions and 1,237 yards this season. He and tight end Travis Kelce each have caught a team-high nine touchdowns.

He had zero catches on two targets in the first half, but did have a key 2-yard catch for a first down in the second half.

“Tyreek Hill had a sore heel, so we held him out for most of the game,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “Although, he jumped in and played a little bit.”

Before the game, Hill looked fine when he showed off his vertical, out-leaping teammate Mecole Hardman Jr. for a ridiculous catch in the end zone.

During the 2018 season, Hill also battled a heel injury, which has cropped up at other times in his career.

“He’s had that before,” Reid said, noting that the injury occurred during warmups. "He just landed on it funny and he told me that he was hurting.”

The Chiefs need to beat the Broncos and have the Houston Texans upset the Tennessee Titans on Sunday to earn the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC.