T.Y. Hilton’s Knee X-Ray Negative; Still Likely Out a Few Weeks
According to owner Jim Irsay, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton‘s knee x-ray came back negative; however, he’ll likely still be out a few weeks (via Indy Star’s Zak Keefer):
The Colts star wide receiver injured his knee at the end of the third quarter, and it appeared that trainers were looking at his left leg before he left for the team’s locker room and did not return.
It’s a shame for the team too, as Hilton was having himself a productive day with 7 receptions for 88 receiving yards in the first 3 quarters of action. In fact, Hilton was likely one of the offense’s lone bright spots as turnovers seemed to stall whatever rhythm the offense managed to muster against a stingy Bills defense.
Fortunately for the Colts, the team is deep at wide receiver, so wideouts like Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett will be expected to assume larger roles within the offense in Hilton’s potential absence. The Colts also have proven veteran Andre Johnson to lean more heavily on as well.
Still, losing Hilton is still significant because he’s Luck’s go-to receiver, and the team’s best wide receiver all things considered.
It’s worth noting that Moncrief had a fairly productive game for the Colts, as he caught 6 receptions for 46 receiving yards and a touchdown. Dorsett wasn’t as noticeable, but he did have 2 receptions for 45 receiving yards.
Either way, it’s great news for the Colts that Hilton’s knee injury isn’t much more significant all things considered. He’s clearly one of their best playmakers, and even with the drafting of Dorsett, he’s still invaluable within the offense.
Here’s hoping he has a speedy recovery, and he sees the field again sooner rather than later.
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