Turbin, who was placed on injured reserve Oct. 20, said he's fully recovered from a dislocated left elbow, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports. Turbin looks like he'll be in store for a normal offseason, but despite his good health, he won't be able to play in any of the Colts' final four games or practices during that stretch after the team already exhausted both of its designated-to-return-from-IR spots. The running back will enter the second year of his two-year contract with the Colts in 2018.
The Colts formally placed Turbin (elbow) on injured reserve Friday. Turbin suffered a dislocated elbow in Monday's loss to the Titans, with Colts head coach Chuck Pagano relaying a day later that the running back would be shut down for the remainder of the season. The 28-year-old's move to IR confirms as much, leaving the Colts with an opening in the backfield for more passing-down work. Josh Ferguson, who was promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding transaction, could be tasked with handling a good chunk of the snaps that would have been designated for a healthy Turbin.
Turbin (dislocated elbow) is expected to be placed on IR by the Colts, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. With Turbin out of the mix, look for Marlon Mack to see added touches while working in tandem with veteran starter Frank Gore. Meanwhile, Matt Jones is candidate to move from the inactive list to a reserve role, beginning Sunday against the Jaguars.
According to head coach Chuck Pagano, Turbin (arm) is expected to miss the remainder of the season, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports. Turbin suffered a brutal arm injury in Monday night's loss to the Titans. While the specifics of the injury have yet to be announced, it is clear that the 27-year-old will miss significant time. The Colts have relied on Frank Gore and Marlon Mack in the backfield for the most part this season, but they may now work Matt Jones and Christine Michael into the fold given Turbin's absence.
Turbin had four carries for six yards and two receptions for 13 yards in Sunday's 26-23 win over the 49ers. Turbin played more snaps on offense than Marlon Mack (21 to 17), but Mack had nine carries for 91 yards rushing. Turbin may keep a goal-line role, but it looks like Mack would become the primary ball carrier if Frank Gore were to get hurt.
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