Andy Reid Shares Xavier Worthy Injury Update Following Minicamp

Xavier Worthy suffered a hamstring injury during OTAs in May
Xavier Worthy suffered a hamstring injury during OTAs in May / Aaron E. Martinez/American-Statesman /

Andy Reid spoke to the media on Thursday following the end of Chiefs' mandatory minicamp, offering an update on first-round WR Xavier Worthy's status.

Worthy was sidelined at OTAs and didn't participate in minicamp, though Reid sounded optimistic about the rookie's potential to be ready for training camp in late July.

The Chiefs have high hopes for Worthy both in this offense and on special teams. He's a special talent but getting these reps in the offseason matters as he learns a new offense and adjusts to the NFL. Thus, Reid's words were encouraging to hear.

Andy Reid Gives Xavier Worthy Injury Update

Hamstrings injuries can become recurring problems if not given adequate time to heal, so it's fortunate that Worthy has extended time off but can still study and see how the team operates.

The Chiefs hope to spread the offense out more and utilize the speed of Worthy and Marquise 'Hollywood' Brown to keep defenses guessing. On paper, Kansas City's offense could look more like those from Patrick Mahomes' early years instead of the ones we've grown used to over the last couple of seasons.

If you pair a high-octane offense with a defense that should once again rank among the NFL's best, you've got the recipe for a three-peat. Worthy's health and progression is a big part of that goal. He's shown an ability to start fast, hauling in 62 passes for 981 yards and 12 TDs his freshman year at Texas.

The Chiefs would be unstoppable if Worthy reaches numbers anywhere close to that, so it's clear why the team wants him at his best. Here's hoping he'll be all set once training camp arrives and Chiefs Kingdom gets to see him in action.

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