The Colts played their preseason opener on Sunday without tight end Dwayne Allen and it looks like he’ll miss most, if not, all of their remaining exhibition contests as well.
Allen went for a second opinion on his injured foot last week and coach Chuck Pagano shared some of the particulars after the team’s game against the Bills. Allen was in crutches and a hard boot at the game on Sunday and he will be similarly outfitted for a couple of weeks.
“We’re going to keep him off his feet, he’s in a boot, he’s on crutches,” Pagano said, via Mike Wells of ESPN.com. “They don’t want any weight on that foot for a couple of weeks. Nothing major. We expect to have him back sooner than later, and knowing Dwayne, he’ll do the necessary things he has to do as far as treatment goes and staying off that thing.”
Pagano believes Allen will “absolutely” be able to rejoin the team in time to play in the season opener. Allen had 45 catches as a rookie and is a solid blocker, which makes him a good complement to Coby Fleener at tight end assuming his foot cooperates.