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Colts Injury Update: Marlon Mack may not be good to go by week one

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The running back room just got a bit more interesting come week one. With the absence of Robert Turbin due to suspension already in the plans, Marlon Mack going down with a hamstring injury in week one of preseason was problematic, and might be an issue that carries into the regular season according to head coach Frank Reich.

With Mack’s possible absence in week one, Branden Oliver struggling with a hamstring injury as well, and Tion Green being largely unproven and new to the team, that puts a lot of pressure on the rookies Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines as well as journeyman Christine Michael. Hopefully we will see Jordan Wilkins get some first team reps in the week three preseason matchup, as he has so far been the most impressive of that trio of backs.

In other news across the roster, DT Denico Autry suffered a lower leg injury in the game against Baltimore and they plan to hold him out as a precautionary measure. It is not believed to be a significant issue and nothing that would prevent him from starting week one.

In other injury news, there were a slew of new injuries to guys who did not practice today who have minor injuries:

CB D.J. White (Groin), CB Nate Hairston (hamstring), CB Quincy Wilson (hand), DE Tarell Basham (knee), LBJeremiah George (back)