Indianapolis wide receiver veteran Colts T.Ya. Hilton is a thing of the past with the organization. March through a one-year contract with a guaranteed $ 8 million, but then he was placed on the reserve injured list ahead of the regular season after he required neck surgery.
It turns out that this fall, Hilton was closer to retirement than some thought.
In accordance with Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk, Hilton returned to training this week for the first time since the procedure, and on Thursday he admitted to reporters that he spoke with former teammate Andrew Luck about his future.
Luck shockingly retired ahead of the 2019 season after going through several physical setbacks in his relatively short career.
“The first two days when I got home, I almost hung up,” Hilton explained. “I don’t even know how to lie. I almost never told anyone, except people close to me. I was close to hanging up. I talked to Andrew, it was probably the wrong thing to do … He wanted me to be good with this, to return healthy, take your time, take your time. ”
The Colts are sitting 1-4 after a heartbreaking loss of overtime last Monday from the Baltimore Ravens and could certainly use Hilton in the future. The Hilton’s 1-4 stance against the Houston Texans on Sunday has yet to be confirmed.