When the Indianapolis Colts take on the New Orleans Saints this Monday, they’ll need firepower on offense to keep pace with Drew Brees. Luckily for them, it sounds like T.Y. Hilton is nearing a return to the gridiron.
It’s been a tough season for Hilton, who has battled a calf injury for the past two months. He’s missed five out of the last six games because of this injury.
The Colts have made it clear that they’ll be cautious with Hilton before they allow him to start, but it appears he’s trending in the right direction. Nonetheless, there is no guarantee that he’ll play on Monday Night Football.
Head coach Frank Reich said that Hilton will be a game-time decision for the team’s showdown against the Saints.
Reich said the team will have to “make sure he feels right” before they clear him for action.
In the event that Hilton does play on Monday, he’d most likely draw coverage from Pro Bowl cornerback Marshon Lattimore.
Frank Reich: T.Y. Hilton had limited work this week and will be a game-time decision Monday night. They still want him to be "100 percent" and "make sure he feels right and that we make sure he's good."
— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) December 14, 2019
Earlier this week Indianapolis had to place rookie wideout Parris Campbell on injured reserve. If the team can have Hilton back in the lineup, it would provide a major boost to its passing attack.
Kickoff for this game is at 8:15 p.m. ET from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.