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Colts RB Marlon Mack undergoes surgery to repair fractured hand

Colts, Marlon Mack

Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack underwent surgery to repaired a fractured hand on Monday morning, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. He will miss Thursday’s game against the Houston Texans and will potentially be sidelined for a few weeks.

Mack suffered the injury during the Colts’ blowout win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. He carried the ball 14 times for 109 yards and a touchdown in the victory.

This is obviously a devastating blow for an Indianapolis club that was already ravaged with injuries on the offensive side of the ball even before Mack’s hand fracture.

This past weekend, the Colts were without wide receivers T.Y. Hilton, Devin Funchess and Parris Campbell. Campbell is expected to be sidelined until December, Funchess is slowly making his way back from a broken collarbone and Hilton’s status for Week 12 is up in the air due to a calf issue.

Also, quarterback Jacoby Brissett missed Indy’s Week 11 loss to the Miami Dolphins as a result of an MCL injury. He returned against the Jaguars.

On the season, Mack has rushed for 862 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 4.5 yards per carry, so, clearly, he has an integral part of a Colts’ offense that has struggled for much of the year.

Indianapolis improved to 6-4 with its win over Jacksonville and is now tied with Houston for first place in the AFC South. The Colts also currently own the tiebreaker over the Texans and can complete the season sweep of Houston if they beat them on Thursday night.

However, with so many injuries, that will obviously be easier said than done.