Sunday night was a good one for the Colts on just about every front, but the impact of one thing that went wrong could be felt for several weeks to come.
Wide receiver Reggie Wayne left the game in the fourth quarter after injuring his right knee while trying to catch a pass from Andrew Luck. Michelle Tafoya of NBC reported during the game that Wayne was near tears on the sideline before heading back to the locker room. The Colts called the injury a sprain after the game, but that means little until the results of an MRI are known. Mike Wells of ESPN.com reports that Wayne is due to have one on Monday.
Wayne was running by himself and hurt his knee while trying to come back for the ball, which was underthrown and fell incomplete. After the game, Luck said he was pointing the finger on himself for throwing a poor pass on a play that might have been a touchdown if he threw a good one.
“I put a lot of blame on myself for missing him,” Luck said. “I don’t think there was anyone within a square mile of him.”
The results of the MRI should be known later on Monday and the Colts have a bye week to give Wayne time to recover in the event it was a milder injury. If it’s more severe, his consecutive games played streak will end at 189 games and the Colts will be down a key player when they move on to the less emotionally charged segment of their schedule.