The Miami Dolphins are fresh off an underwhelming 31-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. They didn’t leave the contest unscathed either, with multiple star players popping up on the injury report to start this week’s practice. One of their stars, Tyreek Hill, had his availability for next Sunday looking gloomy after he suffered a hip injury in Week 7. Initial reports believed the speedster could be out for multiple games as he dealt with the ailment. However, after logging a DNP to start this week’s practice, Hill was spotted back on the field with his teammates participating in drills.
Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill is back at practice bringing normal 🐆 energy as Kirk Franklin plays.
Hill later ran routes, caught passes and did his normal high-intensity cutting during drills. Looked like 🐆. Good sign after he missed practiced with hip injury yesterday. pic.twitter.com/L3yfVhznXW
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) October 26, 2023
Tyreek Hill: Enjoying Historic Season
Hill’s return to practice is a good sign for the Miami Dolphins, given that he was not just elite in 2023 but is pacing for a historic campaign. Hill enters Week 8 as the NFL leader in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. The 29-year-old is on track to eclipse 2,100 receiving yards, making him the first receiver in history to surpass the 2k marker.
Miami Dolphins: Stars Nursing Injuries
Tyreek Hill’s health isn’t the only one to monitor heading into Week 8. Running back Raheem Mostert, who leads the NFL in rushing touchdowns with nine, also sat out on Wednesday with an ankle injury. However, like Hill, he returned to practice on Thursday.
Meanwhile, fellow star wideout Jaylen Waddle was limited at practice on Wednesday with a back injury. Waddle has already missed one game this season due to injury.
Top Ranked Miami Offense vs. Struggling New England Defense
The Miami Dolphins remain the top offense in the NFL despite last Sunday’s loss. They score 34.3 points per game, the best mark in the NFL. They play a Patriots defense in Week 8 that allows the 24th most points per game (25.3).