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Tyreek Hill injury update: Dolphins WR sidelined late with ankle injury vs. Chargers

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Tyreek Hill was responsible for two of the Dolphins’ few highlights in Sunday night’s loss to the Chargers, but he didn’t come away unscathed.

Hill was limited down the stretch, staying on the sideline while the Dolphins attempted to trim their deficit to one possession late in the fourth quarter.

Miami was competitive only because of Hill’s heroics. He fortuitously recovered a Jeff Wilson Jr. fumble in the second quarter and ran 57 yards for the Dolphins’ first touchdown. Later, he toyed with a defender on a 60-yard touchdown reception. 

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Hill has been at the center of the Dolphins’ offensive explosion this season. He entered Week 14 as the NFL’s leading receiver. He was targeted 10 times in the loss to the Chargers, but his absence in a key moment creates concern about his availability going forward.

Tyreek Hill injury update

The Dolphins announced at the start of the second half that Hill was questionable to return with an ankle injury, but he was back on the field for Miami’s first offensive snap of the half and scored a touchdown minutes later.

It wasn’t clear exactly when Hill suffered the injury, but he was seen getting his ankle and shin retaped on the sideline throughout the second half.

Hill was sidelined when the Dolphins were driving down the field while trailing 23-14 late in the fourth quarter. Miami settled for a field goal and then lost after an unsuccessful onside kick.

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Hill’s injury was not much of a topic during his or Mike McDaniel’s postgame media availability, so the injury doesn’t appear to be significant, but his status will be worth monitoring leading up to Saturday night’s game at Buffalo.

With a shortened week and frigid weather in store, Hill’s effectiveness, or lack thereof, could have a significant impact on a critical divisional game.

Dolphins WR depth chart

Rank Player
1 Tyreek Hill
2 Jaylen Waddle
3 Trent Sherfield
4 Cedrick Wilson

If Hill is limited against the Bills, much of the responsibility in the Dolphins’ receiving game will fall on Jaylen Waddle. Waddle had a quiet night against the Chargers but was used more heavily when Hill was sidelined late in the game.

Trent Sherfield was targeted four times Sunday and figures to take on a larger role if Hill’s injury lingers into Week 15.


Credit: sportingnews.com

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