The Indianapolis Colts had quite a few players miss practice on Wednesday. That extensive list included one notable name — star wide receiver T.Y. Hilton — which likely would’ve worried Colts fans.
But in an appearance on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football, Hilton assured everyone that he’s alright and that his absence from practice shouldn’t be a big cause for concern.
“I’m feeling good. I’m still getting there. I should be fine. Nothing to worry about,” Hilton said Thursday per Kevin Patra of NFL.com.
Obviously, it’s great news for Indianapolis that Hilton’s quad injury doesn’t appear that serious. Any injury to their top receiver is significant for a Colts team that doesn’t boast much skill position talent around quarterback Andrew Luck as it is.
Hilton is head and shoulders above their other wide receiver options in Ryan Grant and Chester Rogers. And with injuries to starting tight end Jack Doyle as well as running back Marlon Mack, the Colts’ already limited offense could get even thinner.
A four-time Pro Bowl receiver, Hilton is having the best start to a season in his career. He had seven catches for 83 yards and a touchdown against the Redskins, upping his two-game total to 12 catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns.
It goes without saying that the Colts offense would suffer a huge blow if he weren’t able to suit up for their Week 3 road matchup against the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles.
Hopefully, Hilton’s absence on Wednesday was merely precautionary and that he’ll be back later in the week to get ready for Philly.