T.Y. Hilton is on injured reserve following a “minimally invasive” neck procedure, Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard said Wednesday.
The Colts re-signed Hilton in the offseason, but he has been slowed during training camp. Ballard said the good news for the Colts and Hilton is that the 31-year-old receiver is already feeling “instant relief.”
Ballard said “it was not a major procedure,” adding Hilton could be back after missing three weeks, which could put him on schedule to play Week 4.
Head coach Frank Reich had painted a more complicated picture on Sunday.
“It was a disc issue, so that’s a complicated issue. More meetings, more evaluation to come, more opinions to come….He will miss some games, we don’t know exactly how many. We’re optimistic it’s not season-ending.”
The Colts also placed quarterback Sam Ehlinger on injured reserve with a sprained ACL. Reich said the rookie would likely miss a month or more.
–Field Level Media