The Indianapolis Colts’ running back situation continues to get bit by the injury bug.
Starting running back Jonathan Taylor is currently on the PUP list, and now it appears the team won’t have backup Zack Moss in Week 1, as he was downgraded to doubtful on Saturday.
Moss is dealing with a forearm injury. If he can’t go, Deon Jackson, Evan Hull and Jake Funk are next up on the depth chart for the Colts.
Zack Moss injury status for Week 1 game against Jacksonville Jaguars
After initially being listed as questionable, Moss was downgraded to doubtful by the team on Saturday. That puts his chances of playing on Sunday in serious jeopardy.
Best Colts prop bets if Zack Moss misses Week 1
Deon Jackson OVER 58.5 rushing and receiving yards
Someone has to carry the ball for the Colts on Sunday, and Jackson has to have gained some trust from the organization after his play in 2022 when Taylor was out.
Jackson had three games where he cleared this number, and he showed he can really be a threat as a receiver, registering games with 75, 79 and 29 receiving yards. Having someone to check down to out of the backfield should be helpful for rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson in his debut.
I don’t mind taking the OVER on Jackson and hoping he gets the lion’s share of the touches over Hull.
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Zack Moss injury history
Moss has suffered a few injuries in his NFL career that have kept him out of a handful of games.
- Sept. 2020: Pedal Toe Sprain – missed three games
- Jan. 2021: Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 – missed remainder of playoffs
- Aug. 2021: Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull – missed preseason opener
- Nov. 2021: Concussion
- Aug. 2023: Arm Forearm Fracture – doubtful for Week 1
When is Zack Moss coming back?
Since Moss is doubtful to play in Week 1, his next best chance is to return in the team’s Week 2 matchup against the Houston Texans.
He should have a chance to play in that game since he was initially questionable for Week 1.
Indianapolis Colts next 5 opponents
- Houston Texans, Sunday, Sept. 17
- Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Sept. 24
- Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Oct. 1
- Tennessee Titans, Sunday Oct. 8
- Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Oct. 15
Indianapolis Colts injury report
- Zack Moss – forearm, doubtful
Jacksonville Jaguars injury report
- Antonio Johnson – hamstring, out
- Tyler Lacy – hip, out
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