The Colts will be without T.Y. Hilton against the Titans due to a setback with his calf injury, GM Chris Ballard announced on Thursday. It’s a bad blow to the Colts, who are pushing for a playoff spot in the Week 13 home matchup.
Hilton is now considered week-to-week. He first suffered the calf injury during practice on Oct. 30, which cost him games against the Steelers, Dolphins, and Jaguars. Head coach Frank Reich said that Hilton did not aggravate the injury in his limited snaps against the Texans last Thursday night, but something went wrong for the star wide receiver between then and now.
Without Hilton, the Colts will rely on Zach Pascal, Chester Rogers, Marcus Johnson, and Ashton Dulin. Meanwhile, fingers are crossed for the return of rookie Parris Campbell, who has missed the last two games with a fractured right hand. If Campbell can’t go, wide receiver Chad Williams could be a candidate for promotion.
At 6-5, the Colts have a 35% chance of making the playoffs, according to FiveThirtyEight. Those odds will dip significantly if they can’t beat their AFC South rivals this week. Meanwhile, they’ll be paying close attention to the Texans, who are in the divisional driver’s seat, as they take on the Patriots.
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