The Indianapolis Colts had a bit of good news today, when it was reported that the team received a clean bill of health regarding wide receiver T.Y. Hilton‘s sore hamstring. The 3rd-year wideout apparently tweaked his hamstring in Sunday’s win over the Houston Texans. He received the results of his MRI today, which came back with positive results.
oDec 14, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (13) walks off the field with his left knee wrapped up after the game against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeats Houston 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
While it wasn’t visibly noticeable during the game, Hilton was fairly quiet after catching 3 passes in the 1st quarter. Perhaps, it was a direct result of his hamstring injury, as he finished with just 4 receptions for 50 receiving yards and 0 touchdowns.
Entering the day, in his career versus the Houston Texans, Hilton had 31 receptions for 611 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns in 5 games. His performance Sunday was clearly a step down from what we’re accustomed to seeing Hilton routinely do to the Houston Texans’ secondary.
In what has been a breakout year for the Colts’ talented 25-year old wide receiver, Hilton still has 82 receptions for 1,354 yards and 7 touchdowns on the season.
It’s why the Colts are hoping that their #1 wideout will be ready to go on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. It certainly looks that way, which will be a huge sigh of relief for quarterback Andrew Luck and the rest of the offense. Hilton has consistently been Luck’s go-to guy throughout the course of the regular season, and Sunday’s matchup is against a Dallas Cowboys secondary that ranks as the 23rd worst against the pass (249.6 passing ypg).
It’s definitely a situation well-worth monitoring as the week progresses.