Hilton missed practice Thursday with a finger injury he suffered yesterday, according to Colts beat writer Stephen Holder. Very little has been reported about the ailment, other than that Hilton had his hand wrapped during practice yesterday and was icing the finger. If it turns out that Hilton has broken a bone, he could miss three to four weeks, which would take him out of the preseason.
This news isn't too concerning yet. But if Hilton misses serious time in camp, his stock should be downgraded some. With Colts WR Reggie Wayne apparently back in good form, and Colts WR Hakeem Nicks fighting for targets, Hilton's usage already stands to come down from last year. The speedy slot receiver is currently being taken 22nd in drafts, while Wayne is going 43rd. That gap should continue to narrow as the season approaches.