Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is not participating in Tuesday's training camp practice, raising questions about the star receiver's health.
Hill entered the practice field in pads for the Chiefs' first padded practice of the 2021 season but then left the field and proceeded to move to weightlifting in a tent to the side of the field, according to Rob Collins of FOX4 Kansas City and others.
Shortly after Hill's departure, he returned to his pads and to the practice field before heading back up the hill, indicating that his day of work finished early, according to Nate Taylor of The Athletic and others.
After practice, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Hill missed practice with "knee tendinitis," noting that it "just showed up today."
James Palmer of NFL Network later tweeted that the Chiefs are "not concerned right now" and that they "do not think it's much of an issue."
Several starters sidelined
In addition to Hill's exit from practice, three Chiefs starters weren't on the field for the start of the day, according to Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star. Teope noted that safety Juan Thornhill, who suffered a groin injury on Monday, was off to the side and not practicing on Tuesday, while right tackle Mike Remmers (back) and starting cornerback Charvarius Ward was not seen at practice. After practice, Reid said Ward got poked in the eye.
Steven St. John of Sports Radio 810 WHB tweeted a video of Hill and Thornhill walking up the hill in their early exits alongside wide receiver Chad Williams.
Later in practice, defensive back Rodney Clemons went into the medical tent during special teams work, according to Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star.
Wednesday Update: Hill, Thornhill Still Out
Hill, Thornhill and Deandre Baker all missed Wednesday's practice, though Ward returned. Willie Gay Jr. left practice early.