T.Y. Hilton

T.Y. Hilton


Chance of Injury in 2021: question mark 87%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 11.3%
Projected Games missed for 2021: question mark 2.9
Durability: question mark 5

Medium Risk


T.Y. Hilton Player Overview

Eugene Marquis ‘T.Y.’ Hilton was born in Miami, Florida, and will be entering the 2020 NFL season in his age-30 season. Hilton attended Miami Springs high school and played both basketball and football. He averaged 18.7 yards per catch as a senior and caught 785 receiving yards with 16 touchdowns. He also played on special teams and ended up going to Florida International University (FIU).

Hilton had an impressive career at FIU, playing all four years, setting the school records for career receptions, receiving yards, touchdowns among numerous other awards. At the NFL Combine he measured 5’ 9 ½” and weighed 183 pounds, running a 4.34 second 40-yard dash. Hilton was selected in the third round by the Indianapolis Colts of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Hilton spent the majority of his rookie season returning punts but also led the team in touchdowns with 7, catching 50 passes for 861 yards. Hilton has been in the NFL since 2012, playing in eight NFL seasons in total. Overall he has had a very healthy career, only missing four games out of seven NFL seasons entering the 2019 season (96%). Unfortunately in 2019 Hilton only played in 10 games secondary to injury.

So the question is was Hilton a victim of a bad injury or is ‘age’ starting to catch up with him? Well let’s figure that out by reviewing his injuries. He’s sustained lots of smaller injuries but he’s been able to play through them. Over the years he has suffered multiple injuries to nearly every body part, including his shoulder, ankle, hamstring, and a concussion. In 2018 he suffered a hamstring strain that caused him to miss two games. Then last season he unfortunately suffered a calf strain in practice of the Week 8. He ended up missing a couple games initially, then suffered a reinjury and missed a couple more, six in total.

Calf injuries are relatively common but are particularly annoying. Like groin injuries, calf injuri…

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T.Y. Hilton Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 27, 2019 NFL Leg Calf Tear Hilton suffered a setback with his calf injury during practice. He sat out the following 2 games. Initially, he suffered his calf injury during a non-contact portion of practice on Oct. 30
Oct 30, 2019 NFL Leg Calf Tear Hilton sustained the injury during practice on Oct. 30 and missed Indianapolis' following three games against the Steelers, Dolphins, and Jaguars.
Sep 22, 2019 NFL Leg Quad Strain Hilton was forced out of the Week 3 game against the Falcons with a quad injury. He missed 1 game
Sep 30, 2018 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Hilton injured his right hamstring against the Texans, missing OT. He sat out the following 2 games.
Nov 24, 2016 NFL Back Lower Lumbar Strain Grade 2 Hilton left the Thanksgiving night game with a back issue but didn't miss any further game time.
Oct 30, 2016 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Hilton sustained a hamstring injury against the Chiefs but played the following week.
Nov 2, 2015 NFL Pedal Foot Sprain Hilton sprained his left foot but played through the issue.
Sep 13, 2015 NFL Knee Bruise Hilton bruised his left knee against the Bills but missed no further time.
Aug 29, 2015 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Hilton sustained a concussion in the 3rd preseason game. He sat out only a 4th preseason game he probably would have skipped anyway.
Dec 14, 2014 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Hilton pulled his hamstring in Week 15 and missed the following week.
Sep 21, 2014 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Hilton missed the 2nd half in Week 3 with an ankle sprain but returned for the following game.
Nov 24, 2013 NFL Shoulder Hilton sustained a shoulder injury in the 1st half against the Cardinals but returned to that game and continued to play through the issue.
Aug 25, 2012 NFL Shoulder Hilton sustained a shoulder injury in the 3rd preseason game. He remained out through the regular-season opener.