Jonathan Taylor Injury Update: When Will RB Be Back And Return To Colts?

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Written By Matt Burke | Last Updated
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Colts RB Jonathan Taylor is still out after having surgery on his thumb. Taylor had once again become one of the most productive running backs in the NFL prior to the injury. Many fantasy football owners are now asking the question of when will Jonathan Taylor return and be back on the field. Below we will dish out an update on Taylor’s current status.

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When will Jonathan Taylor return and be back on the field for the Colts?

Update: Jonathan Taylor had surgery on Wednesday, November 29. He was given a timetable to return in 3-5 weeks.

Many fantasy football owners are currently asking when will Jonathan Taylor return and be back on the field for the Colts. The earliest possible date we could see Taylor back on the field is Sunday, December 24. That is Week 16 of the season. If Taylor misses the full five weeks, we won’t see him back until Week 18 of the season against Houston. Here is a look at the Colts schedule around the time Taylor is expected to be back.

  • Week 16 December 24: Colts vs. Falcons
  • Week 17 December 31: Raiders vs. Colts
  • Week 18 January 7: Texans vs. Colts

Colts GM Chris Ballard recently offered a glimmer of hope that Taylor has not played his last down for the Colts.

“Relationships are repairable. They’re repairable,” Ballard said. “When guys get emotional and take a stance, you’ve got to be able to work through those. We’ve got work to do.”

The Colts trading Taylor is still very much on the table and the talented RB would instantly become one of the hottest commodities in fantasy football if that were to come to fruition. Miami and Green Bay have been two teams rumored to be interested in trading for Taylor.

Taylor and his agent likely want him to remain on the PUP list past the first four games as the RB is still getting paid while on the list. If Taylor were to remain on the PUP list for the entire season, however, his contract would roll over a year and he would be in the exact same predicament with the Colts next off-season.

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The Colts are expected to be among the dregs of the NFL. Indy is around +12500 to win the Super Bowl. Only the Texans and Cardinals had longer odds at the start of the season.

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