The Indianapolis Colts are in major danger of missing the playoffs after a very strong 5-2 start to the season. But the Colts have lost four of their last five games, with two of the losses coming against AFC South Division opponents.
Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers is essentially a must win for Indianapolis to keep those playoff hopes alive.
But that will prove difficult without one of the Colts’ star offensive players. According to the latest report, WR T.Y. Hilton has been ruled out of Sunday’s contest. Hilton is dealing with a lingering calf injury, and it could cost him the rest of the season.
T.Y. Hilton (calf) ruled out for Week 14 https://t.co/gfyyLzpAgR
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The wide receiver has lingering soft tissues injuries in his calf. Hilton suffered the injury early on in the season. This will be his sixth missed game of the year – the Colts WR missed just four games combined in his first seven seasons.
Hilton will not require surgery on the injured calf. But it looks like he’ll just have to wait this one out to allow the soft tissue to heal, meaning he’s likely done for the rest of the 2019-20 season.
Indianapolis will have to rely on other weapons to come away victorious against Tampa Bay on Sunday. A defeat and the Colts will most likely be watching the playoffs from home.
Colts-Buccaneers kicks off at 1 p.m. ET this Sunday on CBS.