The Indianapolis Colts have indicated that quarterback Jacoby Brissett will be ready to make his return in Week 11 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. Unfortunately, it remains to be seen whether or not the same can be said for wide receiver T.Y. Hilton.
Hilton has been sidelined since Week 9 with a calf injury. According to Mike Chappell of CBS4, he will not be logging in any practice time.
TY Hilton will not practice today.
Hilton's lack of participation in practice is hardly an encouraging sign for his status in Week 11. Regardless, he is still considered to be day-to-day with the calf injury and it appears head coach Frank Reich is still leaving the door open for a potential return against Jacksonville.
Hilton is certainly no stranger to playing through injury and had been in the midst of a stellar start to the 2019 NFL season after hauling in 32 receptions for 360 yards and five touchdowns in six games. His absence has undoubtedly left a rather notable void in the Colts' receiving corps, which has clearly led to their recent struggles in the offense.
Although the passing game will get a much-needed boost with Brissett potentially back in the mix, there will still be some limitations without his No. 1 target. As a result, he will have to rely on a group of wideouts that is currently headed by Zach Pascal, Chester Rogers, and Marcus Johnson.
Indianapolis finds themselves in a must-win situation if they hope to take back control of the AFC South. Regardless, it is clear that they are opting to take a cautious approach with Hilton's recovery rather than risk further aggravating the injury.