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Dwayne Allen will have season-ending hip surgery

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The Colts are down a tight end for the rest of the year.

Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports that Colts coach Chuck Pagano informed the media on Wednesday that Dwayne Allen needs to have season-ending surgery on his hip. Allen hurt his hip in the season opener against the Raiders and didn’t play in last Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins.

Pagano had described Allen as day-to-day earlier this week, which either means that Allen got a negative update about the severity of the injury or that Pagano was using the term in a more general sense to highlight the fragility of human life. Either way, the result is still that the Colts will have to ask more from tight end Coby Fleener over the rest of the season.

Allen had one catch for 20 yards and a touchdown in the opener after racking up 45 receptions as a rookie. Dominique Jones could also see more time at tight end for the Colts, who may also opt for more three receiver formations with one of their top two tight ends on the shelf.

Allen joins guard Donald Thomas and running back Vick Ballard as significant Colts offensive pieces already lost for the year because of injuries.

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11 Responses to “Dwayne Allen will have season-ending hip surgery”
  1. 12444uggg says: Sep 18, 2013 12:31 PM

    Man, I really like this guy, and The Colts really do (did) need him. This is shaping up to be a rough year for the Colts at this rate.

  2. tonyugoh says: Sep 18, 2013 12:31 PM

    Ugh this really hurts, Allen was probably our third best offensive player after Luck and Reggie. I’m really questioning if the Colts can make the playoffs this year with these injuries and just seeing how badly they’ve looked in the first 2 games.

  3. dlbpatsfan says: Sep 18, 2013 12:43 PM

    Shame, this guy is good too.

  4. wearethesteelers says: Sep 18, 2013 12:43 PM

    Oh well

  5. DaveKShape says: Sep 18, 2013 12:48 PM

    Sorry for the Colts. They clearly drafted this guy and Fleener to give Luck some comfort (Luck thrived at Stanford with Fleener without any dynamite receivers). Fleener has an opportunity here to refine his game and truly step up.

    Sucks whenever a promising young dude gets hurt early.

  6. kepdogg23 says: Sep 18, 2013 12:49 PM

    How badly they’ve looked? They won, and they had the ball deep in Dolphins territory at the end of the game on Sunday. Allen was a versatile player, but the Colts have a lot more viable options than they had last year….DHB, Bradshaw, Whalen. If they can get through the next 3 or 4 games around .500, they will be alright.

  7. @Cereal_22 says: Sep 18, 2013 12:50 PM

    Whether Fleener can stay healthy or not is a huge question mark. He also hates blocking, that could be a problem.

  8. spenn80 says: Sep 18, 2013 12:50 PM

    Really hate this loss, as I did with Vick and Thomas.
    We really need Fleener to step up now game in and game out. This will be a great opportunity for him to prove himself.

  9. stealthjunk says: Sep 18, 2013 1:09 PM

    Welcome to my fantasy team, Coby.

  10. coltzfan166 says: Sep 18, 2013 1:31 PM

    And our season just got harder. This will be an injury-plagued season for the Colts, and I’m not feeling good about our playoff chances at this point.

  11. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 18, 2013 3:17 PM

    i have support in my colts, we will get past the injuries, all teams have them,

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