Colts running back Marlon Mack suffered a right hand fracture during today’s 33-13 win against the Jaguars, but the severity will be determined after seeing specialists early this week, sources tell NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Rapoport goes on to say that he almost certainly won’t play Thursday against the Texans, but it’s up in the air beyond that. ESPN’s Adam Schefter also confirmed that Mack did indeed fracture his right hand, and that more tests will be done this week to determine whether or not he needs surgery and how long he will miss. Schefter goes on to say that Mack will not play Thursday night.
Mack, 23, has had a strong season for the Colts, coming into today’s game having rushing for 753 yards on 178 carries with three touchdowns. He also has proven to be a reliable pass blocker for Jacoby Brissett. Prior to fracturing his hand, Mack was on his way to a huge day, rushing for 109 yards and a touchdown before exiting early in the third quarter. With Jordan Wilkins also sidelined due to an ankle issue, Jonathan Williams replaced Mack as the Colts’ early-down back in the game.
If Wilkins misses more time, Williams will most likely will step into that role come Thursday. In Mack’s absence, the former Buffalo fifth-round draft pick played well, rushing for 116 yards on 13 carries, while also making one reception for 31 yards.