Colts WR T.Y. Hilton out for Week 13 vs. Titans after setback with calf injury
It appears as if T.Y. Hilton was not quite ready for his return. The speedy Indianapolis Colts wide receiver was officially declared out against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday. He suffered a setback with his calf injury. He is now considered week-to-week.
Hilton initially suffered his calf injury during practice on Oct. 30. He proceeded to miss the Colts’ next three matchups against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins, and Jacksonville Jaguars, respectively. Indianapolis won two of the three games.
Hilton returned to action in a “Thursday Night Football” tilt with the Houston Texans in Week 12. He proceeded to have a poor showing against a team he usually exceeds against, hauling in three receptions for 18 yards while playing in 25 offensive snaps.
The Colts hoped that Hilton would earn an uptick in snaps against the Titans as he recovers from the injury. Nonetheless, the inverse happened. He suffered a setback and will now not play in a must-win game to stay in the AFC playoff hunt — with the Texans gaining full-control of the AFC South by beating Indianapolis on Thursday.
On the season, Hilton has reeled in 35 receptions for 378 yards and five touchdowns. The four-time Pro Bowler finished the 2018 campaign with 76 receptions for 1,270 yards and six touchdowns, therefore marking the 2019 season as a disappointment.
The Colts will attempt to beat the surging Titans without three of their top offensive threats. Running back Marlon Mack is out with hand fracture, Hilton will not play and tight end Eric Ebron was recently placed on the injured reserve with an ankle injury.