Colts’ Marlon Mack won’t be on a ‘pitch count,’ says Frank Reich
Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack is expected to play on Sunday, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for the first time since fracturing his hand in Week 11. According to Colts head coach Frank Reich, he will not have a pitch count during the contest.
Per Mike Chappell of FOX59, Mack will not be on a count on Sunday. He will lead the Colts running back crew but indicated the Nyheim Hines, Jordan Wilkins and Jonathan Williams will also see snaps.
Said Mack on the injury and his recovery, per Chappell:
“I hit a couple of sleds out there, bumped against Justin (Houston) a little bit, not too hard, but just a good little something. I’m going to go out there game time and see how it feels.’ I’m just going to try to adjust and just go with the flow, man, try to protect it…. Basically I’m still going to try to use it and just go out there and play… In the NFL, if you think about an injury it’s going to hurt you. I’m just going to go out there and be me and go from there.’’
Mack, before the injury, was well on his way to making his first-career Pro-Bowl. On the season, the USF product has 862 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 192 rush attempts in 10 games played.
Though a talented piece for the Colts’ backfield, Mack has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career. In his three years, he has never played a full season, with his most games played coming in his rookie campaign (14).