T.Y. Hilton Reportedly Likely a Gametime Decision Sunday
According to NFL Network’s Rand Getlin, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton will likely be a gametime decision for Sunday’s matchup against the Denver Broncos:
Hilton has been dealing with a foot sprain suffered in last Monday night’s loss and has yet to practice this week. He had an MRI on the injury earlier this week and looks doubtful to play, although the Colts are still remaining hopeful.
On the season, Hilton has 38 receptions for 621 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, but also battled a bruised knee injury earlier in the year. Possibly hampered by injuries, the returning Pro Bowler has had somewhat of a quiet season for his usual high standards.
The Colts could sorely use Hilton on Sunday, as they’re set to face arguably the league’s best defense in the Denver Broncos. A defense that features a stingy secondary with two lockdown cornerbacks in Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr. respectively.
Having already lost rookie wideout Phillip Dorsett to a fractured fibula for at least 4-6 weeks, the Colts will lack a true deep threat without Hilton in the lineup.
Look for Griff Whalen to assume 3rd wideout duties, while the Colts could promote Duron Carter from the practice squad or sign a free agent wide receiver as additional depth as Hilton’s injury status evolves over the weekend.