The Indianapolis Colts could be without their star wide receiver TY Hilton after the four-time Pro-Bowler re-aggravated a quad injury in the team’s Week 3 matchup with the Atlanta Falcons.
While pulling away with a three-point victory over the NFC South foes, the Colts saw Hilton leave the game early due to his concerning quad injury. Per George Bremer of The Herald Bulletin on Twitter, head coach Frank Reich says the team is monitoring Hilton’s progress.
Reich says Hilton "re-aggravated the quad, and we'll see how he progresses this week." #Colts
— George Bremer (@gmbremer) September 23, 2019
Hilton was not a sure thing to start against the Falcons on Sunday, but the FIU product grinded it out to still be an effective offensive option for the Colts and starting quarterback Jacoby Brissett. Hilton finished Sunday’s matchup with eight receptions for 65 yards, scoring a touchdown. The stable receiver for Indy now has four touchdowns in three games for the AFC South franchise, in much need of help following the surprising retirement of 29-year-old former Comeback Player of the Year Andrew Luck.
When Luck missed the entire 2017 season, Brissett led the Colts to a 4-12 finish, with Hilton serving as the primary receiving target that season. In 2017, Hilton finished with 57 receptions for 966 yards and four touchdowns. He already matched that TD mark through three games, although his health has been put in jeopardy with the recent quad re-aggravation.
With Hilton pulled early in Sunday’s Falcons game, however, there is hope that the Colts were practicing caution and prevented any further damage to the prized receiver, who will no doubt be featured in Indy’s offense in the immediate future.