Colts RB Marlon Mack has no timetable for return after surgery
Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack suffered a hand fracture in Sunday’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. On Monday, Colts head coach Frank Reich c0nfirmed that Mack had a procedure done on his hand, but will not provide a timetable for his return, per Zak Keefer of The Athletic.
Mack will not face the Houston Texans on “Thursday Night Football.” Instead, the Colts will role with Jonathan Williams, Jordan Wilkins, and Nyheim Hines at running back. Coach Reich feels good about that. Said the coach, via the team’s official website:
“I mean everyone knows Marlon has been having this incredible year, but if you are going to lose him for however long we are going to lose him for it is nice we are coming off a game where Jonathan [Williams] plays the way he played. Everybody knows how much confidence we have in Jordan [Wilkins] and of course Nyheim [Hines], I mean we all love Nyheim and we know what he can do. So it is crazy to think that you can lose a player of Marlon’s caliber and still feel like, ‘Okay, we are going to miss him, but we’re good.’ We are good. These guys behind him are really good players.”
Though the Colts believe they will be okay with Williams, Wilkins, and Hines, Mack’s production will certainly be missed. The third-year back was putting up a Pro-Bowl caliber game before suffering the injury. On the year, the Colts back has 192 rush attempts for 862 yards and four touchdowns.