The Indianapolis Colts have plenty of reasons to feel good Sunday, after their dominate 33-13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Colts physical offensive line paved the way for a ground and pound approach which amassed well over 200 yards rushing.
Unfortunately for the team, the win wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Rising star running back Marlon Mack left the game with a hand injury. Mack had success seemingly every time he touched the ball against the Jaguars defense. He totaled 109 yards on 14 carries including one electrifying touchdown run.
Colts’ RB Marlon Mack fractured his hand, per source. More tests to determine whether he needs surgery and how long he will miss, but Mack will not play Thursday night.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 17, 2019
Immediately after the game ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Mack fractured his hand, however the severity of the injury is unknown. It was also reported that Mack will see specialists early this week, but he is not expected to play in Thursday’s game against the Houston Texans.
It’s worth noting that the 23 year-old back stated after the game: “I should be good.” That being said, any determination on the severity of the injury until specialists look at it should be taken with a grain of salt.
This is obviously a disappointment for Mack, who was in the mist of a breakout campaign in 2019. The fourth round draft pick, has emerged as a top 10 running back, pilling up 862 yards, and 4 touchdowns on 192 carries.
The Colts have four days to to prepare for a major divisional battle in Houston. It appears the team could be without offensive weapons: Marlon Mack, T.Y. Hilton, and Parris Campbell.
Stay tuned to Stampede Blue for updates as soon as they are released.