After missing an entire week of practice leading up to Week 15, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton will reportedly be a game-time decision before Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Hilton will test his ankle before the game with trainers at his side to determine if he is medically cleared to play.
Colts’ WR T.Y. Hilton, listed as questionable for Sunday due to an ankle injury, will be tested pregame to determine whether he can play vs Cowboys, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 16, 2018
Indianapolis certainly needs its top playmaker on offense against one of the NFL’s best defenses, especially with its playoff hopes diminishing. However, the team has to consider Hilton’s long-term health and can’t risk causing a potential long-term injury because of one game.
The 29-year-old is just 14 yards short of the fifth 1,000-yard season in his career. If he is unable to go, tight end Eric Ebron will likely become Andrew Luck’s go-to target against Dallas.