The Indianapolis Colts and their fans learned some very discouraging news earlier in the day. The team’s top receiver, T.Y. Hilton, will not be suiting up for Week 9, nor will he be for the foreseeable future.
Hilton’s calf injury left him limited on Wednesday following the Week 8 victory over the Denver Broncos, but he was a non-participant Thursday, and the team released the bad news today about the near future on his injury.
Per Coach Reich, T.Y. Hilton could miss 3-4 weeks with a calf injury.— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) November 1, 2019
More on who’s in and who’s out for #INDvsPIT:
The team has already struggled to get some meaningful production from Deon Cain and rookie Parris Campbell, Devin Funchess has been sidelined for multiple weeks, and now they simply have no choice but to find an answer among those left in their receiving corps in order to keep the offense from being a non-factor in the passing game.
It wasn’t all bad news today, though. Quenton Nelson, Carl Davis, and Eric Ebron were all upgraded from their Thursday designations, and given the injury news to Hilton along with the offensive line’s performance in Week 8, Nelson and Ebron are important pieces to a victory in Pittsburgh Sunday.
The final injury report for #INDvsPIT. pic.twitter.com/nZrXd7BpRE— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) November 1, 2019
But, there is still more potentially bad news coming out of today’s practice. Malik Hooker, and Justin Houston — who were both limited yesterday — were non-participants today and are listed as questionable Sunday, while Pierre Desir is listed as doubtful after being a non-participant all week.
Anthony Castonzo and Clayton Geathers were given rest days today, and Khari Willis was full-go today after suffering a foot injury against Denver. Willis has become a key contributor in the secondary, and it can be argued pretty easily that he has been the most impressive rookie to this point on the roster.
Denico Autry, Kenny Moore II, and Jabaal Sheard were all full participants for a second straight day after beginning the week as non-participants.