Colts WR T.Y. Hilton listed as questionable to play vs. Raiders
The 2-1 Indianapolis Colts could be without their best wide receiver on Sunday when they face the 1-2 Oakland Raiders at home. T.Y. Hilton is listed as questionable to play in Week 4, according to Mike Chappell of Fox 59.
Hilton suffered a quad injury in the second quarter of the team’s Week 3 win over the Atlanta Falcons. The speedy wide receiver has yet to practice leading up to the Colts’ Week 4 bout.
On Tuesday, Hilton noted that his quad is feeling better than on Sunday. During the game, the doctors took him out to avoid the risk of tearing the quad. He has yet to give an update on if he’ll play or not, saying, “It’s coach’s call,” on Tuesday, via Chappell.
It’s worth noting that Hilton has played off of weeks where he hasn’t practiced. He has also played injured in the past. However, considering the hit or miss nature of a quad injury, Frank Reich and Co. may play it safe with Hilton, who leads the NFL in touchdowns (four).
If out, the Colts will depend on Zach Pascal, Deion Cain, Parris Campbell, and Chester Rogers. Pascal, though more of an unknown, shined in Week 3, as he caught two passes for 53 yards and a touchdown. Campbell, a speed merchant from Ohio State, could replicate Hilton’s field-stretching abilities.
Alongside Hilton, the Colts are banged up on the defensive side of the ball. Cornerback Pierre Desir (hamstring), safety Malik Hooker (knee, meniscus), and linebacker Darius Leonard (concussion) all haven’t practiced leading up to Week 4.