The news on Dallas Clark’s injured wrist is about as bad as it could possibly be.
The Colts announced today that Clark, their Pro Bowl tight end, needs season-ending wrist surgery. He will go on injured reserve.
“It’s unfortunate, but it’s been confirmed that surgery is necessary to repair the injury to my wrist,” Clark said in a statement released by the team. “I have met with three great surgeons, Dr. [Arthur] Rettig of the Colts, Dr. [Thomas] Wiedrich in Chicago and Dr. [Thomas] Graham in Cleveland. All three have helped me and my family out tremendously during this process. I look forward to supporting my teammates the rest of this season and rehabilitating my wrist back to full strength for next season.”
Clark has been the Colts’ starting tight end since they drafted him in 2003. This season he’s third on the team with 37 catches for 347 yards, and second on the team with three touchdowns.