Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (neck) to miss start of season

Field Level Media

August 29, 2021 at 8:17 pm.

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton will miss the start of the regular season with a neck injury, coach Frank Reich confirmed Sunday.

“He’s been evaluated for a neck injury. He was experiencing some discomfort on the trip to Detroit, so we had some scans,” Reich said. “It’s a disc issue.”

Reich did not have an exact timetable for the 31-year-old veteran, who got hurt in practice on Wednesday, per The Athletic.

“He will miss some games — we’re optimistic it’s not season-ending,” Reich said.

Meanwhile left tackle Sam Tevi, who signed a one-year deal with the Colts in March, suffered a torn ACL on Friday and is out for the season, ESPN is reporting.

Indianapolis opens the season at home against the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 12.

A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Hilton is entering his 10th season with the Colts. He signed a one-year deal for $8 million in March.

Hilton caught 56 passes for 762 yards and five touchdowns in 15 starts last season.

For his career, the 2012 third-round pick has 608 catches for 9,360 yards and 50 touchdowns in 133 games (112 starts), all with the Colts.

Hilton was a Pro Bowl performer every year from 2014 to 2017, missing just one game in that span while averaging 75 catches for 1,221 yards and 5.5 touchdowns. He led the NFL with 1,448 receiving yards in 2016.

Tevi, 26, signed with the Colts after spending his first four seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers, starting 44 of 58 games.