The Indianapolis Colts got some troubling news about the status of star RB Jonathan Taylor after their Week 15 rout.
After losing a 33-point lead, the Indianapolis Colts set a league record for all the wrong reasons. The worst event that happened that day was a record loss.
However, the loss might not have been the worst event of the day, given their main electronic playmaker left the game early.
He was injured on the first play of the game, his first touch with the ball. He caught a Matt Ryan throw for 13 yards and lost his footing. After that game, he left the field and never returned.
What Jonathan Taylor has been doing with the Colts this season
Taylor, who had 1,811 rushing yards last season and 2,980 rushing yards the previous two seasons with 32 total scores, has amassed just 861 yards and 192 runs in his 11 games this year. 4 touchdowns at the base.
Despite his rough season, Taylor still averaged 4.5 yards per run, largely thanks to his accuracy, power and explosiveness. No one else on the team took more than 10 carries and averaged more than 3.6 yards per carry.
Someone needs to fill the hole Taylor left for the Colts. Last week, second-choice RB Deon Jackson caught 13 carries for 55 yards the rest of the way. He’s expected to start at RB for the rest of the season.
The only positive thing about the injury is that, with the Colts turning their attention to the 2023 season soon, Jonathan Taylor There will now be more time for his ankle to heal.