Colts' Hilton won't play on SNF vs. 49ers, Nelson set to return

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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton will miss Sunday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers due to a quad injury, the team announced Saturday.

The Colts previously designated Hilton as questionable Friday.

However, Indianapolis' offense will receive a boost with the return of All-Pro guard Quenton Nelson. The Colts activated him from injured reserve after he missed the first three contests of his career with an ankle injury, snapping a 51-game starting streak.

Hilton made his season debut in Week 6 after sitting out with a neck ailment. He caught four passes for 80 yards in a blowout win over the Houston Texans but was hurt late in the game.

Indianapolis' wide receiver group also lost Parris Campbell to a potential season-ending foot injury in Week 6, meaning Zach Pascal and Ashton Dulin will see expanded roles behind Michael Pittman in the prime-time matchup.

Veteran Chris Reed started in Nelson's absence. The Colts said this week Reed will split time with right guard Mark Glowinski moving forward after impressing at left guard.

Colts' Hilton won't play on SNF vs. 49ers, Nelson set to return
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