While it was unclear whether star wide receiver TY Hilton would dress for the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, the four-time Pro-Bowl wideout did indeed play for his team, despite eventually leaving the game after re-aggravating his quad.

Hilton led the Colts in their Week 3 matchup with the Atlanta Falcons with eight receptions, totaling 65 yards and one receiving touchdown. The 29-year-old receiver left at the end of the first half due to his frustrating quad injury.

It made no matter for quarterback Jacoby Brissett and the Colts, who eventually hung on to beat the Falcons at home, 27-24. The three-point margin of victory gave the Colts their second win in the post–Andrew Luck era.

Hilton has been a stable force at receiver for Indy since 2012, however, and possibly losing the wideout for an extended amount of time would be devastating for Hilton, head coach Frank Reich, and the Colts.

Fortunately, it appears as though team officials were aware of the re-aggravated quad injury, spotting it relatively early and taking Hilton out of the game before it could get any worse.

The Colts selected Hilton in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft, and he led the league in receiving yards during the 2016 season. He was a consistent target of Luck's prior to the 29-year-old announced retirement in August and hopes to form a solid connection with Brissett. Previously Brissett appeared in 16 games for the Colts during the 2017 season when Luck was sidelined the entire year.

During that season, Hilton recorded 57 receptions for 966 yards and four touchdowns.