Colts WR T.Y. Hilton is making ‘great progress’ in his recovery
The Indianapolis Colts were able to get a significant victory on Sunday, defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars by 20 points to stay atop the AFC South and doing so without top receiver T.Y. Hilton. The speedy wideout has been dealing with a calf injury that has sidelined him since Week 9, but there is hope he will be able to suit up in Week 12.
Head coach Frank Reich gave fans hope that Hilton will be on the field in what will be the team’s biggest game to date as they will face the Houston Texans with the top spot in the division on the line.
Sounds like T.Y. Hilton is very much in play this week. Reich says he has ramped up his rehab work and has made great progress. They will reassess him later this week, but don't rule him out.
— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) November 18, 2019
Although they were able to come out of Week 11 with a win, it came at a hefty cost with lead running back Marlon Mack going down with a fractured hand. The Colts have been a ground and pound team that loves to run the ball behind one of the best offensive lines in football, but they will miss Mack’s ability to run through tackles and be the force he was for the last four games.
There was a silver lining as Indianapolis was able to get a terrific performance from Jonathan Williams who came into Sunday’s game with only a single rushing yard. Williams will most likely see a lot of the work that was given to Mack along with Nyheim Hines.
With one star player lost for the foreseeable future, the Colts will hope they can regain another this week. Houston has one of the league’s worst secondaries, allowing the fourth-most passing yards per game, and a Hilton return would stretch out that defense even further, opening up pockets for Jacoby Brissett to do damage.