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Nyheim Hines OUT for Week 6 vs. Jaguars

We break down the news that Hines has a concussion. What it means for Week 6 and beyond.

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Nyheim Hines of the Indianapolis Colts is helped to his feet after being hit during a game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field At Mile High on October 06, 2022 in Denver, Colorado.
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Saturday Update: Hines has been ruled OUT for Sunday’s game.

Friday PM Update: Hines logged a full practice on Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.

Thursday update: Hines is still in the concussion protocol, but has gotten in limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday. He appears close to being cleared.

The Indianapolis Colts head into Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars hoping to get a second straight win. One player who might not be able to suit up is running back Nyheim Hines, who suffered a concussion on Thursday in Week 5 against the Broncos. He was a limited participant in practice Wednesday.

Fantasy football implications

Hines still has to clear the NFL’s concussion protocol, so the practice workload doesn’t really mean much until we get news on that front. The league has faced a ton of scrutiny for the protocols themselves, so there could be changes made which would hinder Hines’ chances to suit up. Either way, there will be more clarity on his status Thursday and Friday.

If Hines doesn’t play and Jonathan Taylor remains sidelined, Deon Jackson would be the primary running back for Indianapolis. He would be a flex play against Jacksonville given the volume he would receive.