INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts wide receiver T.Y. After being activated from the injured reserve Saturday, Hilton will play against the Texans on Sunday.
Hilton was out of practice since the disk injury suffered during training camp. Hilton was unable to work due to the injury and had a conversation in 2019 with Andrew Luck, his former teammate.
Hilton stated this week, "The first two day after surgery, I didn’t think I’d be back, men," It was extremely painful. I pray that nobody has to experience this. It's awful, especially after spending so much time in training camp with my team and being so happy. God is good.
Since 2012, Hilton had been known for his durability. In his nine first seasons, he had missed just 11 games.
Hilton stated, "Wake up Week 1, and I was there mentally but I wasn't physically." Hilton said, "I just woke-up crying -- there was nothing physically that I could do out there." It's not something you feel on game day as an athlete. It's crazy, and only athletes will get it. It hurt me, it hurt a lot, not being out there, especially for the five weeks that I missed."
Hilton has five seasons of at least 1,000 receiving yards and gives quarterback Carson Wentz an additional option for the offense (1-4).
Hilton is the ideal opponent to face because of his record against the Texans. He has seven games with at least 100 yards against the Texans, including one that is more than 200 yards.
Wentz joked that Rumor had been "pretty good in this rivalry throughout the years."
Since Rodrigo Blankenship, kicker for the Colts, is currently out due to a hip injury sustained during warm-ups at Baltimore's Week 5 overtime loss, the Colts have also named Michael Badgley as the practice squad's active kicker.