Jaguars, Colts both dealing with injuries for pivotal AFC South matchup

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marvin Jones (11) goes through a passing drill during an NFL football practice, Monday, May 23, 2022, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (John Raoux, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

A month after the Jaguars shut out the Colts in Jacksonville, the divisional foes meet in Indianapolis. Both teams will play without key starters due to injuries.

The Colts will be without two of their best players. Both linebacker Shaquille Leonard and more notably, last year’s rushing champion Jonathan Taylor will not play in the game.

Meanwhile, the Jaguars announced today that defensive lineman Foley Fatukasi and wide receiver Marvin Jones did not travel with the team and will not play in the game tomorrow. If the Jaguars can find a way to beat Indy for the second time in less than a month, they would be back to .500 and in the thick of the AFC South race.

Fatukasi did not play last week in the Jaguars’ loss to the Texans as rookie Dameon Pierce ran for 99 yards against Jacksonville. Jones has 18 catches for 208 yards and a touchdown. Last week, the Jaguars played without wide receiver Zay Jones, who is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.