T.Y. Hilton’s toughness key for Colts’ offensive success
The Colts have been fighting through injuries in the last few weeks. No one has been dealing with injuries more than T.Y. Hilton, and his toughness has been key to their great run.
Imagine having a player not practice for a month, but playing every week. Imagine that player having to run full speed with a bum ankle that would not allow him to be at full speed. That player is T.Y. Hilton, and that is what he is currently doing for the Colts.
Hilton has had an ankle injury for the last five of six weeks hamper his ability to practice. He hasn’t practiced since before the injury. But it hasn’t effected his ability to impact the game. Hilton has been as reliable as ever, even without the ability to practice.
What Hilton has done over the last month or so has been remarkable. But it has also shown the rest of the team what toughness in the playoffs mean. The Colts have been in playoff mode for the better part of two months now, and they need every player they can get to stay out on the field.
Every player needs to do whatever is necessary to get themselves healthy enough to play on Saturday. That is the message that Hilton has sent with his toughness. He is willing to give everything he has to the team, so everyone else needs to do the same.
Because of his example, everyone is fighting through injuries of all sorts. Clayton Geathers just finally played after being out a few weeks with a knee injury. Malik Hooker is in a walking boot to get him through the week so he can play Saturday too.
What Hilton has done is simply fantastic. Don’t expect his effectiveness to wane either. He will grit through the pain all the way to the Super Bowl if he has to.