T.Y. Hilton has missed the Colts' last three contests due to a calf injury. But things are trending in the right direction for Hilton - and it looks like there's a strong chance he plays against the Texans on Thursday Night Football.
James Palmer of NFL Network reports Hilton
On T.Y. Hilton, who is questionable with a calf, he believes he’s good to go. I'm told Colts don’t have any issue with him not practicing and playing. My understanding is the Texans have game planned for him to play and expect him to do so.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) November 21, 2019
">"believes he’s good to go" against Houston tonight. This would be a massive boost for the Indianapolis offense.
According to Palmer, the Colts "don't have any issue with him not practicing and playing." Houston is also expecting Hilton to play tonight.
We'll have to wait and see until later tonight whether or not the receiver will be available to play. Indianapolis is hoping Hilton can play against the Texans.
Tonight's contest is a pivotal AFC South Division match-up. The Colts are currently in first place in the division and have the No. 3 seed in the AFC Playoff picture. But Houston is not so far behind.
In fact, both the Texans and Colts share the same record at 6-4. But Indianapolis holds the tie-breaker due to their 30-23 victory over Houston in Week 7. The Texans can take the division lead on Thursday night with a win.
Texans-Colts kicks off at 8:20 p.m. ET on FOX and NFL Network.