Colts running back Marlon Mack had hand surgery last week and he’s not going to be ready to return to the lineup this week.
Head coach Frank Reich said on Monday that Mack will not play against the Titans in Week 13. It will be the second game that Mack has missed since suffering the injury in a Week 11 win over the Jaguars.
He will certainly miss Thursday’s game against the Texans, and likely a few weeks after. The Colts and Texans are tied atop the AFC South at 6-4. Wilkins is dealing with an ankle injury so Williams looks poised to take over the main back duties with Hines a change of pass and passing-down option.
Mack will undergo more tests to determine whether he needs surgery and how long he will be out, but he will not play Thursday night against the Texans, per the source. Williams likely becomes the primary running back with Hines a change of pace and passing-down option.