Turbin (suspension) took five carries for 12 yards and lost a fumble in Thursday's preseason game against the Bengals. Turbin failed to take advantage of his opportunity as a starter in his last game appearance until Week 5. He could have a part-time role when he returns from his four-game suspension, with goal-line/short-yardage work representing his best opportunity to contribute.
Coach Frank Reich said Turbin (suspension) will start Thursday's preseason game against Cincinnati, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports. Given that he missed the past two preseason games with an ankle injury and is set to serve a four-game suspension at the beginning of the regular season, Turbin could be in for a significant workload Thursday against the Bengals. He'll likely fill a much smaller role when he returns to the Colts in Week 5.
Turbin (ankle, suspension) returned to practice Thursday, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports. Turbin took the practice field for the first time since injuring his ankle in Indianapolis' preseason opener Aug. 9. In that particular contest, he impressed with six carries for 27 yards and two catches (on three targets) for 18 yards. It remains to be seen if he'll be healthy enough to play Saturday against the 49ers, leaving one exhibition to make an appearance before kicking off the regular season with a four-game suspension. The rest of the backfield is in flux due to presumed starter Marlon Mack's hamstring injury. For the time being, Jordan Wilkins, Christine Michael and Nyheim Hines figure to battle for reps with the first-team offense.
Turbin (ankle, suspension) will not play in Monday's preseason game against the Ravens. Turbin suffered the injury in last week's preseason opener and missed practice throughout the week. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but the 28-year-old has some additional recovery time as he is suspended through Week 4 for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Turbin (suspension) missed practice Saturday after suffering an ankle injury in Thursday's preseason win at Seattle, Mike Chappell of CBS WTTV 4 Indianapolis reports. Turbin is "week-to-week,'" according to head coach Frank Reich. Turbin is suspended for the first four NFL regular-season games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. However, he's able to play in the preseason and was likely set for a sizeable workload. The Colts may be thin at running back in the preseason with Marlon Mack also sidelined by a hamstring injury.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/05||@New England Patriots||20||17.00|
|6||10/14||@New York Jets||15||16.00|
|16||12/23||New York Giants||19||16.00|
|3 Year Avg||40||139||3||14||86||0||39|