Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton will miss the Colt’s Thursday night tilt with the New York Jets due to a concussion. Colts head coach Frank Reich made the announcement on Monday,
ESPN has reported that Hilton hit his head on the ground after trying to catch a fourth quarter pass in Sunday’s loss to the Tennessee Titans. He was able to leave the field on his own, which is a good sign. Derrick Henry was also injured in the game and may be out for the season.
Hilton missed the Colt’s initial five games because of a disk injury he suffered in training camp. He returned in week six against the Houston Texans and promptly racked up 80 receiving yards. He left that game with a quadriceps injury in the fourth quarter and missed the game with the 49ers on October 24.
Due mostly to his injuries, Hilton’s numbers have been unimpressive this season. He’s recorded six catches for 96 yards. He’s yet to complete a full game this year.
The 3-5 Colts head into their Thursday Night game missing their top two receiving threats. Parris Campbell will miss the game with a foot injury. The Colts will also be without Tyquan Lewis on defense. He’s out for the season with a torn patellar tendon suffered after an interception in the first half of the Titans game.
Hilton has a lifetime receiving yardage total just under 10,000. He could likely break the milestone this season if he were able to stay healthy for an extended period. He’s also recorded 55 touchdowns in his ten-year NFL career.
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