Indianapolis Colts broad receiver T.Y. Hilton is eligible to make his return to the sphere on Sunday vs. the Houston Texans after he was activated from the Colts’ injured reserve on Saturday.
Hilton, 31, underwent neck surgery earlier than the season and sat out the Colts’ first 5 video games. Whereas Indianapolis common supervisor Chris Ballard known as it a “minimally invasive procedure,” the harm was extreme sufficient to make Hilton consider retirement.
“The primary two days once I bought dwelling, I nearly hung it up,” Hilton informed reporters, via Pro Football Talk. “I can’t even lie. I didn’t just about inform no one however the folks near me. I used to be near hanging it up. I talked to Andrew [Luck], that was in all probability the flawed factor to do. . . . He needed me to be good with it, get again wholesome, don’t rush it, take your time.”
Luck, 32, was drafted by the Colts in the identical 12 months as Hilton and shocked the soccer world by retiring forward of the 2019 season because of accidents.
Hilton is the third in Colts franchise historical past with 9,360 receiving yards, trailing solely Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne.
In Hilton’s absence, Indianapolis has began the 2021 season with a 1-4 file. Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, who was acquired by the Colts in a March commerce, threw for 1,322 yards within the first 5 video games with seven touchdowns and one interception.