The Athletic’s James Boyd reported that Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay shared that Colts RB Jonathan Taylor is set to undergo thumb surgery that will sideline him multiple weeks, posting on X: “#Colts owner @JimIrsay confirms the injury and tells @RomeovilleKid that Jonathan Taylor will have surgery tomorrow and miss a couple weeks. Source says no decision on Injured Reserve yet. It’s possible and will be decided later this week.”
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport had earlier reported that Taylor had suffered a thumb injury that would put his status into doubt, but that no decision has been made as to whether Taylor will be placed on injured reserve, which would guarantee he would miss at least four games. Rapoport added that a decision will be made later this week.
Taylor missed the initial four games of the 2023 season due to an ankle injury sustained last year. Amid his injury woes, he was also involved in a contract standoff that concluded with him receiving a three-year, $42 million contract extension in October.
Taylor tallied a season-high 23 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown in a Week 10 win over the New England Patriots before rushing for a season-best 91 yards and two scores in 15 carries on Sunday in a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, playing through the second half against the Bucs with his thumb injury
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