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Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton likely to miss few weeks

Pro Bowl pass catcher suffered left knee bruise in Sunday loss.

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton is expected to miss a few games after suffering a left knee bruise in Sunday's opening 27-14 loss at Buffalo.

Colts owner Jim Irsay provided the injury update to reporters after the game.

Hilton exited near the end of the third quarter and went to the locker room for an X-ray at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Irsay said the X-ray came back negative, but it was a bad bruise and the Pro Bowl wide receiver would miss a few games.

"I'll be alright," Hilton said afterward. "I'll get in the training room, get an MRI and see what's up."

He said the injury occurred after a reception.

"I just ran over and I caught it," he said. "He tackled me and my knee hit the ground. That was it."

Hilton added that he "just hit the ground very hard. It didn't feel right."

Before his departure, Hilton was one of the few Colts making any positive plays. He was targed 14 times and caught seven passes for 88 yards, all team highs.

Hilton has been the Colts' No. 1 wide receiver the past two seasons, made his first Pro Bowl in February and signed a five-year, $65-million contract extension in February.

In his absence, expect second-year wide receiver Donte Moncrief to step into the starting lineup alongside wide receiver Andre Johnson. Moncrief caught six passes for 46 yards with one touchdown against the Bills.

Rookie wide receiver Phillip Dorsett likely becomes the No. 3 wide receiver. Dorsett caught two passes for 45 yards, but also fumbled away a punt return that the Bills turned into a field goal.

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