Report: Miami Dolphins ‘optimistic’ Tyreek Hill will be able to play vs. Minnesota Vikings

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The Miami Dolphins are extremely banged up at the moment.

With an important matchup approaching against the Minnesota Vikings, the Dolphins are looking for as much good news as possible regarding some of their injured players.

So far, Wednesday has been a good day for the Dolphins in that regard. Although quarterback Tua Tagovailoa isn’t expected to play this weekend, he is reportedly making progress as he works through concussion protocol.

In another piece of good news, the Dolphins are reportedly optimistic that wide receiver Tyreek Hill will be able to play against the Vikings. Hill has been dealing with a foot injury.

The Dolphins definitely need as much help as they can get at the moment. After starting the season 3-0, the team has lost two straight games and currently sits at 3-2. Miami needs to right the ship.

Some fans believe the team would be 5-0 if Tagovailoa had never been injured. That may be true, but Miami can only focus on the road ahead now. A win in Week 6 would put the Dolphins two games over .500, which is a pretty solid place to be at this point in the season.

Having Hill available would certainly help Miami’s chances against Minnesota. So far this season, the six-time Pro Bowler has racked up 38 receptions for 524 yards and two touchdowns.

The Dolphins likely understand how important it is for them to end their losing streak in Week 6 before it gets any longer. Miami surely remembers what happened last season when the team started 1-0 before going on a devastating seven-game losing streak.

That slide put the Dolphins at 1-7 through their first eight games last season, which was a hole the team wasn’t able to climb out of. Miami was able to finish the season with a winning record but ultimately missed the playoffs.

The hope is that a similar slide won’t occur this season. After facing the Vikings this weekend, the Dolphins will have the luxury of playing some underwhelming teams, so a win over Minnesota could be the start of a potential hot streak for Miami.

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