The Colts have the second-best rushing offense in the NFL this season — 185 yards on the ground per game.
Most of that production coming from Marlon Mack. Mack already has 47 carries through two weeks. The workhorse back is essential to the Indianapolis offense.
But Mack missed the entirety of practice on Wednesday due to a calf injury.
While he was held out of practice on Thursday as well, he worked off to the side in a limited role, according to a report.
At this point in the week, it's unclear if Mack will be available for Sunday. But it's clear he's trying to give it a go.
The Colts could certainly use him with Atlanta heading to town. The Falcons are coming off a 24-20 win over the Eagles on Sunday. But their rushing defense hasn't been strong to start the season though.
Atlanta is giving up 110.5 rushing yards per game which ranks 16th in the league. The Colts — who have relied heavily on their rushing offense and Mack in particular — are hoping to take advantage. But without Mack, that may be difficult.
If the league's leader in carries is unavailable, the Colts will turn to Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines. The two combine for 11 carries and 104 yards through two games. Both were selected in the 2018 draft.
Stay tuned for further updates on Mack's injury status.