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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Colts Injury Update: Reggie Wayne eager to get back on the field

By on 6/22/2014 02:00:00 PM

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne is eager to get back into the game after a torn anterior cruciate ligament prematurely ended his 2013 season, reports Michael David Smith of NBCSports. 

Wayne suffered the injury in the Colts 39-33 victory over the Denver Broncos on October 20th.  As predicted, he did not take part in the team’s three-day mini cap, which concluded on Thursday.

Coach Chuck Pagano cautiously warned Wayne not to make a rush comeback, joking that the Colts would have to add extra security at camp:
Yeah, he was ready to run in there right at the end of that team drill.  He looks great. Again, we’re going to have to have plenty of security around him so he doesn’t sneak out in pads come training camp time and try to get in there too soon. We all know what Reggie’s made of and how he’s wired and what his DNA is, and so he’s chomping at the bit obviously to get back out there.
A torn ACL is a serious injury for any player, but with Wayne being 35, extra precaution should be taken to ensure that he is at 100 percent before being allowed on the field.

However, Pagano still feels that Wayne will be practicing by the start of training camp, telling reporters, "I’d be shocked, I’d be shocked if he wouldn’t be.”

Wayne has caught 1,006 passes for 13,566 yards and 80 touchdowns in his 13 season career.  He is also one of nine receivers in NFL history to pass the 1,000-reception mark.


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