Injury Update: T.Y. Hilton Was Able to Practice on Saturday


According to the Indianapolis Star’s Stephen Holder, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton was able to practice on Saturday–at least on a limited basis, despite his knee injury:

It’s looking increasingly more likely that Hilton will be available for the team’s Monday Night Football matchup against the New York Jets:

"“Yeah, even more so,” replied Pagano Saturday when asked of his level of optimism regarding Hilton’s availability for Monday night’s game."

Right now, Hilton is officially as “questionable”, as he suffered a knee injury in last Sunday’s loss to the Buffalo Bills in the 3rd quarter and did not return. Originally, it was speculated that he would miss at least a week or two for recovery time, but it’s possible that Hilton may not actually miss any time at all.

There’s been prior reports that he will likely be a gametime decision ahead of Monday night’s matchup against the Jets, and that will likely be the case. However, by going off what head coach Chuck Pagano‘s been saying, it looks like Hilton has a very realistic chance of actually playing:

"“He looked good,” said Pagano at his press conference Saturday. “Yeah, he looked good. Moved around well.”“I don’t know how many hours, but we’ve still got two days, so it’s going to get better and better,” added Pagano."

The Colts could certainly use Hilton too, as they’re going up against a stingy Jets defense that is led by shutdown cornerback Darrelle Revis in their secondary, as well as the always talented Antonio Cromartie (who’s “Questionable” himself).

Otherwise, two key Colts cornerbacks in Greg Toler (neck) and Darius Butler (hip) have been declared out against the Jets, while OLB Jonathan Newsome was held out of Saturday’s practice with a hamstring issue but should be good to go for Monday night.

Veteran pass rusher Robert Mathis (Achilles) is also listed as “questionable” and should be a gametime decision just like Hilton.

It’s worth noting that ILB D’Qwell Jackson (toe), OG Todd Herremans (shoulder), and OLB Bjoern Werner (knee) are all officially listed as “probable”.

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