Chiefs safety Juan Thornhill sends special message to fans as he battles back from ACL injury

Juan Thornhill, #22, Kansas City Chiefs, (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Juan Thornhill, #22, Kansas City Chiefs, (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

Kansas City Chiefs safety Juan Thornhill sent a message to fans thanking them for all the support they’ve given him. 

The road back to Arrowhead Stadium continues for Chiefs safety Juan Thornhill. The defensive back was officially placed on the PUP list for Kansas City last week, which didn’t come as a surprise to anyone out there.

Thornhill unfortunately suffered a torn ACL in the last regular season game of the year going up against the LA Chargers. Since then, the 6-0, 205-pounder has been doing everything he can to make sure he can make a return to the gridiron early on this year.

On Twitter, Thornhill made it quite clear he’s motivated and that all of the support and love he’s received from the fans is helping drive him.

In a head-turning first year with Kansas City, Thornhill started all 16 games. He finished the year with 58 tackles and three interceptions, one he took back to the house for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders in a big AFC West showdown.

Thornhill’s tremendous season was cut short due to the ACL tear, which forced him to watch from the sidelines when Kansas City took down the 49ers for its first Super Bowl title in 50 years. Despite not being able to play, Thornhill was of course fired up to see his teammates capture the glory.

Now, missing that Super Bowl has given him even more reason to get healthy as soon as possible so he can try and help his team get back to the big game this upcoming winter. Following an impressive offseason, the Chiefs are considered favorites to repeat as champs.

Big things are expected for the Chiefs in 2020-21. While Thornhill may not be out there for the start of camp, he’ll be itching to return to the secondary and be a playmaker again for his teammates and Andy Reid.

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