Tennessee Titans will avoid T.Y. Hilton in Week 13 game vs. Colts
The Indianapolis Colts have ruled out wide receiver TY Hilton for the Week 13 game against the Tennessee Titans.
When the Tennessee Titans take on the Indianapolis Colts in Week 13, Indy will be without not one, but two of its best players on offense.
We already knew that running back Marlon Mack was going to be out after he broke his hand in Week 11, but now it looks like the Colts’ top receiver will be on the shelf also.
According to Zak Keefer of The Athletic, T.Y. Hilton, who had been dealing with a calf injury, suffered a setback in practice on Wednesday and has ruled out for Sunday.
The Colts will also be without tight end Eric Ebron, who was placed on injured reserve earlier in the week.
This is obviously a huge development for the Titans, and a huge blow to the Colts’ offense. Despite dealing with a nagging calf this season, Hilton is always a threat and has absolutely abused the Titans in some games in years past.
The star receiver totaled 155 yards and two scores against Tennessee in Week 11 of 2018, and in Week 17 with a trip to the playoffs on the line, Hilton had six catches for 61 yards. In 2016, Hilton compiled 230 yards and two touchdowns in two games against the Titans.
In the first meeting between these two teams in 2019, Hilton wasn’t as dominant but still finished with 43 yards and a touchdown, which turned out to be the game-winner.
Without Hilton, the Colts’ offense is looking extremely thin in terms of play makers.
The Titans have got to take full advantage of the Colts being at far less than 100 percent on offense. In what is a must-win game that will have significant playoff and divisional ramifications, the Titans have been gifted a far easier situation than the alternative of Hilton and Mack playing.
Of course, as we’ve learned this season, opponents missing key players against the Titans means nothing.
Tennessee still has to go out there and play its best game because Indy has a lot of talent on both sides of the ball that could still make this a low-scoring, and ultimately, hard-fought game no matter who is out.
We’ll see just how much these injuries affect the Colts on Sunday at 12 p.m. CST.