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T.Y. Hilton expected to miss a significant amount of time with upper back/neck injury

The injury bug bites Hilton once more.

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T.Y. Hilton will be forced to miss some regular season action after sustaining an injury in the Indianapolis Colts’ final training camp practice on Wednesday. Hilton is dealing with an upper back/neck injury, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

With Hilton being sidelined, Indy’s passing attack is expected to run through second-year wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. Throughout training camp, Pittman Jr. looked the part of a WR1, and now he will provide it immediately in regular season action. Parris Campbell and Zach Pascal will also play heavy roles within the Colts’ offense while Hilton sits.

After being relatively healthy throughout his career, Hilton has been continuously hit with the injury bug since the 2018-19 season. For the fourth year in a row, Hilton will now miss a game, and now expected to miss a significant amount of time into the 2021-22 season.

Although losing Hilton is a big blow to the Colts’ offense, the rise from Pittman Jr., Campbell, Pascal and even seventh-round pick Michael Strachan should help buoy the 10-0year veteran’s absence.

Stay tuned as Stampede Blue will have more information on Hilton’s specific injury designation and how it will impact Indianapolis moving forward.