Mecole Hardman Jul 27, 2022; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman (17) runs during training camp at Missouri Western University. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs will already be without one of their top receivers this year after the departure of Tyreek Hill this offseason, and it looks like star quarterback Patrick Mahomes could be without another one of his top targets as Chiefs receiver Mecole Hardman left the team’s practice with an injury.

Hardman left Wednesday’s practice after landing awkwardly while trying to catch a pass. Though Hardman was able to walk off the field under his own power after suffering the injury, the training staff ultimately took him off the field on a cart and back to the locker room for further evaluation.

The Chiefs revealed on Wednesday afternoon that Hardman suffered a groin injury. The severity of the injury is not yet known. Kansas City head coach Andy Reid told Alex Marvez of NFL radio that the receiver was undergoing an MRI to determine the extent of the injury but said he’s optimistic that the injury is not serious.

Upon hearing the news, the NFL world took to Twitter to react and offer their speculation about how long Hardman could be sidelined.

To make matters worse for the Chiefs, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Shuster also didn’t practice with the team as he deals with a knee injury.

Kansas City will hope for a speedy recovery from both receivers.

[Pro Football Talk, Alex Marvez]