Colts' Taylor undergoes ankle surgery, will be 'ready to go' for 2023
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor underwent successful surgery to repair his injured ankle last Wednesday, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.
"That thing had a bunch of junk in there from a bunch of years," Taylor said. "Just finally had to clean it out and make sure I'm good to go. We finally had the time to get it right, make sure I'm 100% ready to rock. That's all you can ask.
"(Surgery) was a no-brainer. Get that out of the way, so you can focus on maintaining your body and get ready for the season."
Taylor sustained a high ankle sprain against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15. The star runner missed the remainder of the season after the Colts placed him on injured reserve.
"The No. 1 thing is taking time to heal," Taylor said. "The No. 2 thing is relaxing, just mentally, after the type of season we had. Get healthy, decompress mentally. I'll be on my feet in no time."
The 24-year-old will look to return to his 2021 All-Pro form when he ran for 1,811 yards and 18 scores. Taylor struggled to replicate that dominance this season, finishing with 861 rushing yards and four touchdowns in 11 games.
The Colts finished the 2022 campaign with a 4-12-1 record and own the fourth pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Taylor said he's confident he'll be healthy and prepared to play once the 2023 season arrives.
"I'll be ready to go," he said.