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MRI confirms torn ACL for Reggie Wayne

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The Colts thought wide receiver Reggie Wayne tore the ACL in his right knee on Sunday night.

Now they know he did. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the MRI performed on Wayne’s knee on Monday confirmed the initial diagnosis and that means the Colts will now have to play the rest of the season without a player they haven’t played a single game without since the 2001 season.

The Colts don’t play again until November 3, giving them ample time to come up with a plan for how to move forward without Wayne. Darrius Heyward-Bey and T.Y. Hilton will certainly be part of it, but the trade deadline comes next week and the Colts have already shown a willingness to deal for offensive help in the wake of injuries this season when they acquired running back Trent Richardson after Vick Ballard went down for the year.

Indianapolis later lost running back Ahmad Bradshaw for the year as well and tight end Dwayne Allen is also on injured reserve, making a healthy number of unhealthy offensive pieces for the AFC South frontrunners.

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50 Responses to “MRI confirms torn ACL for Reggie Wayne”
  1. killxswitch says: Oct 21, 2013 12:06 PM

    The Colts have now lost their starting left guard, starting RB, replacement starting RB, starting TE, starting WR1, and maybe starting center to injury.

  2. kingmj4891 says: Oct 21, 2013 12:07 PM

    2nd and 5th Rd Picks for Nicks!

  3. sullijo1 says: Oct 21, 2013 12:08 PM

    In related news, Doctors confirm Reggie Wayne has more class in his torn ACL than the rich Irsay family has is all total!

  4. td30 says: Oct 21, 2013 12:08 PM

    I havent felt that bad seeing a guy injured in a long time. I’m a bronco fan and I had butterflies in my stomach seeing him clearly hurt badly. Hope his next year is just as strong as before

  5. brewtap says: Oct 21, 2013 12:08 PM

    His leadership on the field will be impossible to replace.

  6. 3xapple says: Oct 21, 2013 12:09 PM

    This sucks. I’d rather have lost last night than lose Reg for the year. Hate seeing a HOF player go out like that. We love you Reg!

  7. Patskrieg dot com says: Oct 21, 2013 12:10 PM

    One of the greats. Hate to see a true competitor go down like this.

  8. blacknole08 says: Oct 21, 2013 12:11 PM

    Wow thats horrible, although you could sense this from the reaction that Wayne gave when he was walking towards the locker room. This guy is as tough as they come and I know he will come back stronger next yeat.

    Get well Reggie!

  9. yanksbills says: Oct 21, 2013 12:13 PM

    That’s a shame. No one likes to see a great player go down for the season during his golden years. I hope he can still make a full recovery and continue to play on.

  10. johanvil says: Oct 21, 2013 12:13 PM

    This is tough to take for us Colts fans.
    Get well soon Reggie. *sighs*

  11. cbrown386 says: Oct 21, 2013 12:15 PM

    Huge loss for Indy. On the plus side, it’ll hopefully give the younger guys an opportunity to grow. I think Hilton and Fleener can benefit from the extra targets. DHB actually held onto some balls last night, so we’ll see if miracles can happen.

    It’s looking more and more like Indy traded their first for the wrong Cleveland skill player. Luck to Gordon would be beautiful right now.

  12. dretwann says: Oct 21, 2013 12:15 PM

    Bummer…

  13. cursedvikings1998 says: Oct 21, 2013 12:18 PM

    He’s always strictly business on the field. Never talks trash. And a first ballot hall of famer all the way.

  14. chiadam says: Oct 21, 2013 12:20 PM

    The Colts just need to lean on Richardson and 2.9 YPC.

  15. slaydog103 says: Oct 21, 2013 12:21 PM

    Man Colts are getting eaten alive by injuries. Hope Reggie is able to come back for next year and finish his career in a respectable manner.

    Good win last night for the Colts but bigger loss with Reggie.

  16. notoriousbri says: Oct 21, 2013 12:23 PM

    I guess Irsay is not laughing on Twitter after that MRI.

  17. mc1439 says: Oct 21, 2013 12:24 PM

    I’m sure they will still find ways to win in ridiculous roll your eyes fashion.

  18. patriotinvasion says: Oct 21, 2013 12:25 PM

    That’s likely it for him. Turns 35 in 3 weeks. Makes me sad because he’s been so good for so long and my Pats have had some great battles against him. Hope he can find a way back and play a few more years. He’s still a very good WR.

  19. fatguystrangler says: Oct 21, 2013 12:25 PM

    I cringed when that happened, and one kinda knew the worst after seeing replays. Wayne is the consumate professional. Just disappointing to see.

  20. andrewluck12 says: Oct 21, 2013 12:26 PM

    my favorite colt. We all love you 87. gonna be weird not shouting ”REGGIE,REGGIE,REGGIE” on sundays. get well soon. #HoF

  21. bpanz2012 says: Oct 21, 2013 12:29 PM

    Don’t call us ! You have nothing to offer us
    The Cleveland Browns

  22. gochargersgo says: Oct 21, 2013 12:30 PM

    Josh Gordon

  23. thebirdofprey2 says: Oct 21, 2013 12:32 PM

    Reggie Wayne is the man. He carries himself with such class and just balls out every game. Felt so bad for him last night.

  24. keepongronking says: Oct 21, 2013 12:32 PM

    They have the cap space and the Giants want to stock pile picks, Why not trade a third rounder for Nicks

  25. craigkintexas says: Oct 21, 2013 12:33 PM

    Character + Skill Set = Reggie Wayne! Wish you the best in your recovery Reggie!

  26. coltzfan166 says: Oct 21, 2013 12:37 PM

    Before this game, I was bragging about how durable Reggie has been and how he’s still so good at 34. This injury is a blow to us.

  27. brenenostler says: Oct 21, 2013 12:37 PM

    The trade winds are blowing again

  28. NoobTubeTV says: Oct 21, 2013 12:39 PM

    Want Greg Little?
    We will give him to you for free.

    Sincerely,

    The Browns

  29. denverbronconj says: Oct 21, 2013 12:40 PM

    Now, I hope the Broncos see the Colts in the playoffs….Sorry to hear Reggie hurt but your owner needs to take responsibility for not giving Peyton a competent defense and ST. The Buck stops at the owner, not the GM

  30. titansbro says: Oct 21, 2013 12:40 PM

    Kenny Britt is available… no?

  31. realfootballfan says: Oct 21, 2013 12:43 PM

    I wouldn’t bring up that Richardson trade as an example when arguing for the Colts to trade for more receiver help in the coming weeks. He’s been awful.

  32. stevent92 says: Oct 21, 2013 12:45 PM

    One of the best. Hate to see him hurt like that, and he will be miased, especially in.a year that the Colts could make some noise.
    –Vikings fan

  33. jrbdmb says: Oct 21, 2013 12:49 PM

    Indy to Cleveland … we’ll trade you Jim Irsay and a draft pick for Josh Gordon … hello … hello?

  34. hockeyhilite says: Oct 21, 2013 12:50 PM

    Looks like Jim Irsay’s curse now!!!!

  35. mrsmell says: Oct 21, 2013 12:54 PM

    The real test for Luck is set to come. I wouldnt call TY or DHB a threat at the #1 position, but this will put more pressure on Trent to perform even more.

  36. richndc says: Oct 21, 2013 1:16 PM

    He knew. I think that is why he had tears in his eyes leaving the field. This part of the game sucks, no other way to say it.

  37. adx321 says: Oct 21, 2013 1:26 PM

    denverbronconj says:
    Oct 21, 2013 12:40 PM
    Now, I hope the Broncos see the Colts in the playoffs….Sorry to hear Reggie hurt but your owner needs to take responsibility for not giving Peyton a competent defense and ST. The Buck stops at the owner, not the GM

    lol
    your broncos don’t have a competent defense RIGHT NOW is that the owners fault?

    Peyton takes so much of the cap you can’t have it both ways.

    So you hope you play the colts now because their #1 wr is out for the year… some tough guy

  38. dualprime says: Oct 21, 2013 1:27 PM

    Tebow can catch a football.

  39. jackburton77 says: Oct 21, 2013 1:33 PM

    Karma’s an Irsay

  40. fatsolio says: Oct 21, 2013 1:48 PM

    This sucks since I like Reggie. Given his age it may signal he is done for good which is a shame.

    I will be curious to see how Luck does without Reggie. The media has decided to deify Luck as the greatest QB ever so I am sure if he struggles that they’ll use this as the excuse just like they keep making excuses for Brady having a lousy season instead of just accepting the reality which is that he is struggling.

    I find it interesting how much the media gushes over Luck yet they don’t seem to even care about Russell Wilson who has done as much and arguably more so far in their short careers. Up until the Colts came back against the Seahawks, both Wilson and Luck had the same amount of 4th qtr comebacks yet you don’t ever hear anyone talking about how ‘clutch’ Wilson is with those.

    I guess the difference is Wilson wasn’t the guy who was hyped up as being the future greatest ever while in college and the media needs to keep trying to push that on people ignoring the evidence that Luck has been pretty good but far from what they try to make him out to be. I’ve actually seen multiple media morons proclaim Luck is one of the elite QBs…so he’s in the group with established guys like Manning, Rodgers, Brady and Brees after 23 regular season games and a horrible showing in the playoffs. Sure thing.

    Speaking of the playoffs, you can be sure that if Luck stinks it up in the playoffs again and the Colts go one and done that he won’t get the same criticism as guys like Peyton, Romo and even Rodgers have got (and in the case of Manning still does regardless of how well he may play in a loss) for initially losing in the playoffs. No, I am sure that even if Luck struggles and he goes a few years without playoff success the media will mention it is a team game and will bring up issues with the Colts while ignoring any criticism going towards Luck just like they currently do with Brady. He’s now their media darling.

    But hey, the media NEVER has an agenda…

  41. aboveaveragejoe11 says: Oct 21, 2013 1:56 PM

    It was a class move by Andrew Luck to say it was his fault for the errant pass where Reggie got injured. I don’t blame Andrew at all but errant passes put receivers at risk of injury – that’s just the way it is. Andrew played great last night but I bet he would take back that pass in a heartbeat. Of all the injuries that are mounting for the Colts, this one may just hurt the most.

    I hope you come back next season Reggie. You’re my favorite player on my favorite team. But if you don’t, thanks for the all the great catches and for your leadership and class. You will be missed.

  42. jgava19 says: Oct 21, 2013 2:08 PM

    If Karma existed, Indy never would have won a Superbowl.

  43. thraiderskin says: Oct 21, 2013 2:20 PM

    A real loss to the game… respect!

  44. 1truevikesfan says: Oct 21, 2013 2:40 PM

    Sad news for the sport of football. Anytime you loose a quality player it seams to hurt a bit more. I know he is getting up there in years, but here’s hoping that Reggie makes A.D. type recovery and comes back very strong. I’m not done seeing him light it up.

    Vikings Fan

  45. denverbronconj says: Oct 21, 2013 3:35 PM

    Hey, Adx321:

    Its the owners fault when he acts like Jerry Jones and tweets like a 16 year old girl. Irsay is an ignorant owner who should be thankful that Peyton brought football to your town.

  46. lscratchingthesurface says: Oct 21, 2013 4:04 PM

    When young players aspire to play WR look no further. Chiefs fan but admire Reggie. Class Act.

  47. marlinjackson82 says: Oct 21, 2013 4:33 PM

    Pyrrhic victory for Colts. Karma’s an Irsay

  48. losntina69 says: Oct 21, 2013 4:49 PM

    Irsay i guess you did get the last laugh with about 50% of your offense is out for the year.

  49. skinsfolife says: Oct 21, 2013 6:33 PM

    RWknee. Ha ha. Karma just bit peytonsneck right in the junk.

  50. salutethis says: Oct 22, 2013 10:07 AM

    Karma Irsay?

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