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Colts’ Marlon Mack out for game vs. Jaguars due to hand injury

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Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack will miss the remainder of Sunday’s contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars due to a hand injury that he sustained during the game, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Prior to his departure, Mack compiled 109 yards rushing on 14 carries, including a first quarter score that saw him scamper 13 yards into the end zone during the first quarter.

Without Mack in the mix, it appears that head coach Frank Reich will deploy Jonathan Williams as the team’s primary running back. Nyheim Hines is also available to be in the conversation and could see a larger role should Mack miss any significant time.

Mack has taken on the lion’s share of ball carrying duties for Indianapolis this season, having logged double-digit carries in each of the team’s first 10 games. Including his performance against Jacksonville, Mack has racked up 862 yards on the ground in addition to four rushing scores.

After bursting on the scene last season with nine rushing touchdowns, Mack has become one of the premier rushers in the league and has averaged 83.7 yards on the ground per contest in 2019. His absence would serve as a big blow to Indianapolis’s playoff push, as he has served as an excellent counter-punch to quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

Mack won’t have much time to recover as the Colts return to action Thursday night versus the Houston Texans. He was limited to just 44 yards rushing during the first meeting between the two teams back during Week 7, a game that Indianapolis came out on top in.