Colts RB Marlon Mack provides fans with an update after his surgery
Colts RB Marlon Mack successfully underwent surgery on his Achilles.
It unfortunately didn’t take long for the Indianapolis Colts to suffer a huge blow via injury as Marlon Mack went down with what was ultimately diagnosed as a torn Achilles after catching a pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1.
The injury will obviously end Mack’s season, and that’s the epitome of disheartening as he was really poised to enjoy a monster year. The former fourth-round pick looked spry in his limited action versus Jacksonville, totaling 6.5 yards per carry (4 rushes for 26 yards) on the ground while adding 30 yards on three receptions in the passing game.
If there’s any silver lining to be had here, however, it’s that Mack provided fans with an update on his status on Twitter. Per the 24-year-old running back, surgery went great.
Tremendous news. We wish Mack a speedy recovery. A torn Achilles tendon is obviously one of the most devastating injuries an athlete can sustain, but given his tireless work ethic, fans in Indy can expect him to begin rehabbing the second he’s cleared by doctors.
The South Florida product showed up to camp in incredible shape and with a fantastic attitude, noting on several occasions that he was excited to compete with Jonathan Taylor, the Colts’ second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, for touches. He even asserted how he would be fine with splitting carries with the former Wisconsin star if the coaching staff believed it gave the team a better chance to win.
We hate to even bring it up, but Mack’s future will be a prominent talking point in the coming months as he’s expected to hit free agency at the end of the 2020 season when his rookie deal expires.
Given the lengthy recovery timeline with Achilles injuries, it’s likely he will have to pursue a new contract while he’s still rehabbing, which is awfully rough. At this stage, it remains to be seen if the Colts plan on re-signing him, but we’ll cross that bridge (if necessary) when the time comes.
For now, we’re just relieved to hear that Mack is in good spirits following surgery.