On Wednesday, the Colts announced that they are activating Hilton to return to practice this week. He remains on injured reserve, but has now taken a major step towards getting into an NFL game.
Last year Hilton played in 15 games – his most since 2017 – and had 56 receptions for 762 yards and five touchdowns. The Colts went 11-5 and made the playoffs.
In Hilton’s absence, the Colts have been relying on Michael Pittman Jr. and Zach Pascal. Pittman and Pascal have a combined 47 receptions for 572 yards and four touchdowns so far this season.
The #Colts announced they are activating WR TY Hilton (neck) to return to practice this week. He remains on IR, but this is a good sign moving forward.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 13, 2021
The Indianapolis Colts offense currently ranks in the middle of the pack as we cross the quarter-pole of the season. Unfortunately, their average offense and defense got them off to an 0-3 start.
The Colts currently sit at 1-4 following Monday’s crushing loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Indianapolis blew a 19-point lead and scored touchdowns on each of their final three drives to win the game in overtime.
Getting T.Y. Hilton back at any point in the season will be a huge help for the Colts. But they’re running out of time to stay in playoff contention.
Will Hilton make an impact for the Colts this season?