After Andrew Luck shocked the NFL world and decided to call it a career ahead of the 2019 NFL season, many considered the Indianapolis Colts an afterthought moving forward. However, that assumption has proven to be far from the truth, as the Colts have quietly become a team to look out for early this season.
Quarterback Jacoby Brissett has been nothing short of a revelation, but now he’ll be tested without his top weapon for the next few weeks. According to CBS Sports’ Mike Chappell, Pro Bowl wide receiver T.Y. Hilton injured his calf in practice and is expected to be sidelined for 3-4 weeks.
Colts HC Frank Reich: OUT vs. Steelers, TY Hilton (calf).
TY suffered injury in Wednesday practice. With info Colts have, generally speaking, it's 3-4 weeks.
— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) November 1, 2019
This is a major blow for the Colts who looked like they were ready to enter the tier of AFC contenders after three big wins in a row. The Colts defeated the Chiefs, Texans and Broncos over the past three weeks and are set to play the Steelers in Week 9.
At 5-2, Indianapolis holds sole possession of the top spot in the AFC South with the Texans trailing at 5-3. T.Y. Hilton has been a big part of their early success, as the speedster has racked up 360 yards and five touchdowns in six games.
Though Brissett will miss Hilton dearly moving forward, their run game behind Marlon Mack should keep them afloat for now. The Colts also boast perhaps the best group of tight ends in the NFL led by Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle. After their date with Pittsburgh this Sunday, the Colts will battle the Dolphins and Jaguars in Weeks 10 and 11.