NFL: Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle) ruled out vs. Patriots

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the host New England Patriots.

Taylor had yet to participate in practice this week while dealing with a nagging ankle injury.

With Taylor ruled out for Sunday’s game, Deon Jackson is in line to start for the Colts (3-4-1) against the Patriots (4-4) in Foxborough, Mass.

Indianapolis coach Frank Reich also ruled out cornerback Tony Brown (hamstring), quarterback Matt Ryan (right shoulder) and linebacker Grant Stuard (pectoral) for Sunday’s game.

Taylor, 23, initially sustained the ankle injury in the Colts’ 24-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Oct. 2. He sat out the next two games before totaling 85 yards from scrimmage in a 19-10 setback to the Titans on Oct. 23 and 76 in a 17-16 defeat to the Washington Commanders on Sunday.

Taylor has rushed for 462 yards and one touchdown and added 16 catches for 71 yards in six games this season.

Jackson, 23, rushed 25 times for 104 yards and a touchdown in the two games in which Taylor didn’t play. Jackson has five carries for minus-4 yards in the other three games in which he has played.

–Field Level Media

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