Tyreek Hill transported to hospital, expected to miss a couple weeks

AP

Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill was transported to the hospital in Jacksonville with a shoulder injury.

He will not require surgery, according to a source, but Hill will miss some time. He is expected to be out at least a couple of weeks.

Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder explained the injury after Sunday’s game.

“Tyreek Hill had an injury in the game where he landed on his shoulder,” Burkholder said, via Ian Rapoport of the NFL. “He had a sternal clavicular joint injury, which is where your clavicle comes into your sternum. Those can be injured coming out the front, up top or in the back. If it goes posteriorly or back, it becomes a medical issue for us, so that we worry that there’s more problems. His came back posteriorly, and he didn’t have any medical issues, but we still transported him to the Baptist Medical Center [in Jacksonville], and we turned his care over to Brett Frykberg, who is an ortho-trauma physician. Scott Mullen, one of our physicians, is with him. He’s from the Kansas University Health System. He’s being treated there to reduce the dislocation or the injury. We don’t have anymore update on that. This is a good time to realize that the National Football League under [NFL executive vice president] Jeff Miller, [NFL chief medical officer] Allen Sills go to great lengths to put in emergency medical, emergency action plans for stadiums like this, and because the Jaguars had a plan, and we followed their plan, he was able to get care without any complication. That transportation is under the care of an orth-trauma physician now. We’ll give you an update in the next day or two.”

Rapoport said it’s the same injury Packers receiver Jake Kumerow had last season. Kumerow missed two months.

35 responses to “Tyreek Hill transported to hospital, expected to miss a couple weeks

  1. Those injuries can sometimes be remedied on the field. You simply extend your arms (like you would if you were asking for a hug), then have somebody punch you in the chest. I’m surprised Tyreek doesn’t know about that.

  2. “vicnocal says:
    September 8, 2019 at 5:36 pm
    “You’re next, Antonio.” -Karma”

    Hill beat his 3 yr old to the point of putting the kid in the hospital. Brown is a lunatic and definitely needs a mental eval……not the same by a long stretch.

  3. theringisthething says:
    September 8, 2019 at 5:40 pm
    Those injuries can sometimes be remedied on the field. You simply extend your arms (like you would if you were asking for a hug), then have somebody punch you in the chest. I’m surprised Tyreek doesn’t know about that.

    Nope.

  4. vetdana says:
    September 8, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Two weeks till recovery on a posterior clavicular joint dislocation…That is a dream…Not reality !

    ————-

    We had a kid one of our Jr. Midget team dislocate his shoulder 2 weeks ago.. his coaches told his mom he would be out 2 weeks. Later on I asked a doctor friend of mine what the realistic recovery time was and he said 16 weeks.

    Yesterday the kid suited up.. 2 weeks to the day from the initial injury and he threw 3 TDs while leading his team to victory.

  5. Pretty pathetic some of you wish career ending injuries on players who were found to have zero guilt.

    Karma goes many ways, all you saints out there be careful.

  6. It’s just a shame that all of you haters can’t just step out of your front door tomorrow on your way to wherever and get crushed by a run away cement truck.

    That’s the kind of quality people you are.

  7. To the comments above I will say Antonio Brown is actually worse than Tyreek and I wish a worse injury on him -Brown acted in a completely dishonorable, selfish, unprofessional way with no regards for anyone else, totally disrespectful to the Raiders and to the game itsel, and without any cause for it. Then that creep Belichick scoops him up, sells his soul just to win a few more foosball games, as if he hasnt won enough already or as if his job was in jeopardy if he doesnt start winning this year. Despicable and dishonorable behavior that goes beyond the scoreboard, which is unimportant. Brown was sytematic about it, whereas Tyreek mightve been an in-the-heat-of-the-moment type thing where he was disciplining his son.

  8. Vicnocal… That’s probably the worst post I’ve ever read on these blogs and I’ve read quite a few. Maybe check the med container to see if you missed a day or two…

  9. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    September 8, 2019 at 6:37 pm
    Tyreek mightve been an in-the-heat-of-the-moment type thing where he was disciplining his son.
    ——— making excuses for child abuse absolutely disgusting!!!!
    ____________

    Viking fans did the same thing and they still try and justify Peterson’s behavior.
    All in an effort to win 2, maybe 3 more wins. Revolting.

  10. wow. it’s amazing how poor many fans are wishing this on someone. very classless from most of you on here. yes, he has a sketchy history but many of you are taking speculation as fact.

    j Ramsey was getting torched left and right and in anger slammed Hill to the ground. just as he did the rest of the game as he got beat over and over. Jack was kicked for personnel fouls. the classless act was Jacksonville defense. They got destroyed and couldnt do anything on the field to stop the Chiefs so they got dirty after the plays.

  11. This is not a typical shoulder injury, like the ac joint, or the humerus coming out of shoulder “socket.” This is where the clavicle attaches to the breastbone…it was dislocated and pushed inward…which could have, but didn’t, damage heart, lungs, major arteries/veins and/or esophagus.

    A “couple weeks” is probably closer to eight than two.

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