Hilton suffered a lower back injury during the second quarter of the Colts' 28-7 loss after a hard collision with Steelers safety Mike Mitchell. Hilton had two catches for 50 yards on the night, with most coming on that 32-yard grab. He returned in the third quarter briefly before the team officially sidelined the veteran for the rest of the night.
Beyond the obvious -- Hilton is a good player and the Colts could use every able body they can get right now -- the wide receiver's absence was felt especially hard against Pittsburgh. Sensing the rust on Colts backup Scott Tolzien, the Steelers were not shy about bringing five or six rushers on nearly every play in the first half.