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Injury roundup: T.Y. Hilton could miss 1-2 games

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The Indianapolis Colts could be without their No. 1 receiving threat for a couple weeks.

T.Y. Hilton is day-to-day with a knee bruise, but NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the team will be cautious with their top target. Hilton could miss one to two games, depending on how the wideout feels, per a source informed of his condition.

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Hilton injured his knee during the fourth quarter of the Colts27-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Despite the early exit, Hilton led Indy with seven receptions for 88 yards on 14 targets.

The Colts face the New York Jets in Indy next Monday night and travel to Tennessee during Week 3.

If Hilton misses time, the Colts need first-round pick Phillip Dorsett -- two catches, 45 yards -- to step up. Donte Moncrief's role will expand on the outside in Hilton's absence and Andrew Luck will need more from Andre Johnson, who was unimpressive in his first game as a Colt.

Other injuries we're monitoring:

1. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said linebacker Luke Kuechly is currently in the concussion protocol but is "OK."

2. The Jets announced linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin (concussion) has been released from the hospital. The third-round pick left the field on a spinal board after falling motionless under a scrum for a loose ball in Sunday's game against the Browns.

Antonio Cromartie's MRI came back negative, per the team. Cromartie has a sprained knee and is week-to-week. He has not been ruled out for Monday's game against the Colts. Per Rapoport, Cromartie's injury is described as a hyperextended knee, according to a source informed of the player's condition.

3. Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant suffered a broken bone in his right foot in Dallas' win over the Giants. On Monday, the wideout had surgery to repair the damage. The belief is the rehab plan is aimed at having the wideout ready to return closer to four than six weeks.

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4. Raiders safety Charles Woodson dislocated his shoulder in Sunday's game, Rapoport reports. However, Woodson has told people not to rule him out for Oakland's Week 2 matchup with the Ravens.

5. Redskins coach Jay Gruden said wide receiver DeSean Jackson has a pulled hamstring. Jackson is expected to be out three to four weeks, though Gruden said there is a possibility that Jackson could return sooner.

The team announced safety Duke Ihenacho will require surgery on a broken/dislocated wrist. The team will decide soon if he will be placed on injured reserve or short term IR.

6. Browns coach Mike Pettine said Johnny Manziel is in the gameplan for Sunday. If/when Josh McCown (concussion) is cleared to play, Pettine said he will decide on a starting quarterback at that time.

7. Chargers guard D.J. Fluker suffered a high ankle sprain against the Lions. Rapoport reported Fluker will have an MRI but it is believed he will be sidelined four to six weeks, per a source informed of his injury.

8. An MRI confirmed Cardinals running back Andre Ellington has a minor (Grade 1) PCL sprain in his knee, according to Rapoport, per a source who has spoken to the running back. He will miss next week's game against the Bears, and potentially the week following that.

9. Rapoport reported Saints safety Rafael Bush tore his pectoral muscle against the Cardinals, per a source informed of Bush's injury. Bush's injury adds to the slew of injuries in the Saints' secondary: Keenan Lewis (hip surgery), Jairus Byrd (knee) and P.J. Williams (torn hamstring).

10. Per Rapoport, the Raiders feared that Nate Allen had a torn ACL, but an MRI revealed that the safety tore his MCL. Allen is expected to miss several weeks, per a source informed of the results.

11. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr suffered a bruised thumb against the Bengals. The MRI brought good news as the team believes there is a good chance he plays against the Ravens, Rapoport reported via a team source.

12. Cowboys rookie pass-rusher Randy Gregory has a high ankle sprain, an MRI confirmed, according to Rapoport. He will miss four to six weeks.

13. Panthers rookie offensive tackle Daryl Williams suffered a sprained MCL and will be out two to four weeks, a source told Rapoport. Prior to the injury, Williams was to rotate in on the offensive line.

14. Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said defensive tackle Malik Jackson does not have a concussion.

15. Rams coach Jeff Fisher said defensive end Eugene Sims and running back Chase Reynolds are both dealing with knee injuries after Sunday's game against the Seahawks. Both may miss this week but not extended time.

Also cornerback Trumaine Johnson is in the concussion protocol, so he's more of a day-to-day situation.

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