Jim Irsay told The Athletic that Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor is having surgery on his injured thumb in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The star running back is expected to miss 2 to 3 weeks. That, of course, means that he will miss Sunday’s game between the Colts and Tennessee Titans.
While that seems like good news for the Titans at first glance, you might remember that the Colts backup running back, Zach Moss, carried the ball 23 times for 165 yards and 2 touchdowns in the first meeting between these two teams. That game was Taylor’s first game back from his “injury” that held him out Indy’s first four games. Taylor carried the ball six times for 18 yards in the first meeting.
Taylor had his first big game of the season on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when he carried the ball 15 times for 91 yards and 2 touchdowns. On the season Taylor has 100 carries for 414 yards and 4 touchdowns.
It’s been a rough year on the injury front for the Colts. Their first-round pick, Anthony Richardson, was lost for the year to a shoulder injury in the first game between the Titans and Colts.