Xavier Worthy Already Dealing With Injury Issue at OTAs

Xavier Worthy missed OTAs on Wednesday with a tweaked hamstring
Xavier Worthy missed OTAs on Wednesday with a tweaked hamstring / Sara Diggins/American-Statesman-USA

Rookie first-round WR Xavier Worthy wasn't participating in Chiefs OTAs (offseason team activities) on Wednesday as they concluded the first of three three-day optional periods.

Worthy was on the side without a helmet during practice and Andy Reid confirmed during media availability that the former Texas Longhorn was dealing with a tweaked hamstring suffered earlier in the week.

Reid doesn't seem concerned about the injury, but it's never ideal to see your rookie speedster dealing with a hamgstring problem.

Chiefs News: WR Xavier Worthy Misses Practice Due to Tweaked Hamstring

Injuries were never a problem for Worthy in college despite his small frame. He played in 12 games his freshman year, 13 as a sophomore and 14 in 2023. With 197 catches for 2,755 yards and 26 TDs in his career, Worthy was one of the most productive receivers in the draft class.

There's a reason the Chiefs wanted him. His speed is obvious, but Worthy is an excellent route-runner with strong hands too. I'm excited to see how he looks in training camp and I hope this doesn't become a lingering injury.

Kansas City's coaching staff has big plans for Worthy, as it sounds like he could be involved on special teams in addition to the offense. The Chiefs needed to upgrade their wide receiver room and certainly accomplished that goal in the offseason.

Fast players and receivers in general frequently deal with hamstring issues and that's the main reason to have any concern with Worthy. He's got months before he needs to be fully healthy, though these periods are important to get off to a fast start in the regular season.

The Chiefs' next three-day OTA period is May 28-30, so I'm looking forward to seeing if Worthy is good to go by then.

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