Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton suffered a shoulder injury a couple of weeks ago against the Arizona Cardinals, but the injury seemed very minor at the time and didn’t cause any noticeable hitches for Hilton. He has played in every game since, and there was never any question that he would be playing in those games.
However, Colts beat writer George Bremer tweets that Chuck Pagano stated Hilton’s shoulder has been “bothering” him, and Bremer adds that the injury in question occurred in the first half of the team’s loss against old offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. Pagano also added that the Colts have been managing Hilton’s reps in practice, which is merely the responsible thing to do.
It’s not a surprise to hear that Hilton has been slogging through a shoulder issue, but I still don’t think it’s severe enough to be significantly impacting Hilton’s performance on the field. Still, it has to be affecting him at least a little bit, since Hilton hasn’t hit 50 receiving yards in a game since the injury. What’s interesting about looking at Hilton’s stats is the fact that he has four games with at least 120 receiving yards, but he hasn’t eclipsed 45 receiving yards outside of those four 120-yard game; that’s called boom-or-bust.