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Report: Colts fear torn ACL for Reggie Wayne

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Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne is set for an MRI of his right knee on Monday and the team’s doctors are reportedly hoping that their initial diagnosis of the injury is incorrect.

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that doctors initially diagnosed a torn ACL for Wayne on Sunday night. Per Mortensen, the team is “hoping for a miracle” when they get the results of the MRI.

If it is a torn ACL, Wayne’s season would come to an end. That would mean his consecutive games played streak ends at 189 and it would mean that the Colts would have to move forward without their top wide receiver. Darrius Heyward-Bey had a good night against the Broncos and T.Y. Hilton has had some big games, but neither one has the same package of skills that Wayne brings to the offense.

The loss of such a durable and consistent player would obviously be a major obstacle for the Colts offense to overcome, to say nothing of the difficult job of informing cornerback Vontae Davis that he won’t be going up against Marvin Harrison in practice again this year.

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44 Responses to “Report: Colts fear torn ACL for Reggie Wayne”
  1. indypappaw says: Oct 21, 2013 9:24 AM

    This is terrible news, for Reggie and the team. I think I will join the doctors and hope for a miracle.

    As far as Vontae, it’s alright. His fellow Colts corner Ray Buchannon will straighten him out……..

  2. bspurloc says: Oct 21, 2013 9:34 AM

    too old to heal?

  3. chefbob52355 says: Oct 21, 2013 9:34 AM

    Hope it’s not as bad as reported because this is a GIANT blow for Indy…With Heyward bey’s hands of stone and Hiltons at times alligator arms who is Luck gonna go to?
    Get well Reggie

  4. dbroens says: Oct 21, 2013 9:35 AM

    Marvin has been at practice?

  5. bigbluenationdb says: Oct 21, 2013 9:37 AM

    Giants should send Nicks to Indy for a 2nd or 3rd round pick. Irsay has proven he isn’t afraid to pull the trigger on a trade.

    The Giants can’t afford to pay him next year anyway. Makes no sense for the Giants to keep Nicks for the remainder of the season if they could find a team to make a deal with.

  6. jvn36 says: Oct 21, 2013 9:41 AM

    Haha vontae made my night. But you guys made my morning.

  7. southpaw2k says: Oct 21, 2013 9:48 AM

    Is it just me, or have ACL injuries become a much more prevalent injury in the NFL in the last decade or so? I don’t recall reading reports of ACL tears much prior to around 2001 or so. I have to believe they happened plenty during the 90s and before that, but how did players handle them before modern medicine developed surgeries and rehab programs to help athletes heal from them?

  8. jbl429 says: Oct 21, 2013 9:51 AM

    I hear Hakeem Nicks may be available…

  9. adx321 says: Oct 21, 2013 9:57 AM

    They do laxity tests on the field and usually know

    Been through two of em myself

    Hoping he got away with it with a non season ending type of injury and definitely don’t want to see his career end this way

    He was in tears which is very telling because he wouldn’t be due to pain it’s not THAT painful.

    Hoping for the best REG!

  10. jiveturkeygobbler says: Oct 21, 2013 9:58 AM

    I guess Irsay didn’t get the last laugh. It is weird how Irsay’s personality is nothing like the players on his team. The players are respectable. Get well Reggie.

  11. deathonwings410 says: Oct 21, 2013 10:03 AM

    Not good, they might have to trade for another possession type receiver.

  12. pftfan says: Oct 21, 2013 10:15 AM

    Have no fear, as we speak Irsay is “plotting the vision 4 Greatness!”

    In other words, three first rounders for Hakeem Nicks.

  13. obmig says: Oct 21, 2013 10:16 AM

    One of the greatest of all time. Hope to see you back soon Reggie.

  14. seabreezes51 says: Oct 21, 2013 10:17 AM

    And with. The 25th pick…the Eagles select… Freddie Mitchell.

    Smh still.

  15. deadeye says: Oct 21, 2013 10:18 AM

    If it is an ACL requiring surgery, it likely means Wayne has played his game in the NFL. He’s been a class act and has a borderline HOF resume. The Colts will definitely miss him.

    That 2014 first rounder would have been better used on a WR than on Trent Richardson, even with a healthy Wayne. He’s been playing for over a decade and didn’t have much tread left on those tires.

  16. uncletuna says: Oct 21, 2013 10:19 AM

    Irsay needs to have a morning meeting with Johnny Walker and send his private jet and the Colts 2014 third round pick for Hakeem Nicks conditional that Nicks sign an extension for three seasons…

    If Jerry Reese starts asking the moon – then the rest of the league should boycott the Giants and let them suck eggs till Reese is on the street…

  17. rhamrhoddy says: Oct 21, 2013 10:20 AM

    If Irsay actually believes that HE is responsible for the Colts win last night because his clever tweets fired people up , then I hold him responsible for angering the Broncos D which led to Wayne’s injury.
    What a kook.

  18. kaeprulestheworld says: Oct 21, 2013 10:27 AM

    DAMN!!!!!!

  19. dumbpollack says: Oct 21, 2013 10:31 AM

    Since we(The Browns) are Indy’s triple A club. Let’s just let them “call up”, Josh Gordon. I’d make the only contingency is Indy has to take Weeden too!!

  20. rtookey says: Oct 21, 2013 10:39 AM

    The one thing I thought was awesome was when this was all happening, Peyton was standing on the side line with an unbelievably worried looked on his face, like he wanted to help. The commentators didnt pick up on it, but I thought it was awesome to see just how much Peyton still cares about Indy. Hopefully its not as bad as it looked. Get well soon Reg.

  21. conormacleod says: Oct 21, 2013 10:41 AM

    That was one tough Sunday on star players.

  22. vicnocal says: Oct 21, 2013 10:48 AM

    If Luck throws a better pass on that play, Wayne probably isn’t injured right now. Luck said it himself after the game.

  23. dumptrucked says: Oct 21, 2013 10:49 AM

    that ringing you here is Irsay calling the giants about Nicks.

  24. skittlesareyum says: Oct 21, 2013 11:02 AM

    What a weird injury. He didn’t even get hit, nor did the knee seem to buckle or plant awkwardly. Sometimes I don’t understand the human leg…

  25. birdmantd says: Oct 21, 2013 11:12 AM

    Highly unlikely but if I were the Colts I’d inquire about the availability of Larry Fitz. Cards should be thinking towards the future because it’s clear they’re just not in the same league as their division mates Seahawks and 49ers. Fitzy has been a good solider the last few years as the Cards have struggled and deserves to be playing for a contender again.

  26. adx321 says: Oct 21, 2013 11:14 AM

    rhamrhoddy

    There wasn’t a defender within 10 yards of him when it happened

    he tried to adjust to a poorly thrown ball and hurt it

    There was no contact

  27. bigbluebruiser says: Oct 21, 2013 11:14 AM

    Last time Reggie Wayne missed a game was on November 25th, 2001 against the San Francisco 49ers.

    Peyton Manning threw 4 interceptions in a 40-21 loss which sparked Jim Mora’s famous “Playoffs!?” rant.

  28. sunzu717 says: Oct 21, 2013 11:16 AM

    Time to call up Da’Rick Rodgers who in my opinion, is better than all recievers on the active roster – mark my words. Go Colts!

  29. ravensenvysteelers says: Oct 21, 2013 11:25 AM

    That’s too bad, Wayne is one of the best in the game.

  30. cajunaise says: Oct 21, 2013 11:40 AM

    rhamrhoddy says: “If Irsay actually believes that HE is responsible for the Colts win last night because his clever tweets fired people up , then I hold him responsible for angering the Broncos D which led to Wayne’s injury.”

    **

    Reggie wasn’t touched by any defenders on the play.

    But I suppose you’ll blame Irsay for the turf, too.

  31. ballboy48 says: Oct 21, 2013 11:57 AM

    Hey Griggs! This is Joe Banner! You want to trade your 2015 First Round pick, for Josh Gordon?

  32. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 21, 2013 11:58 AM

    That’s a real shame for Wayne. He’s a great player and I have nothing but respect for the classy way he’s handled himself over the years.

    At his age it could be really tough to come back from this injury.

  33. chiadam says: Oct 21, 2013 12:05 PM

    The Colts really need to use their first-round pick on a WR.

    Oh wait…

  34. southpaw2k says: Oct 21, 2013 12:13 PM

    birdmantd says:
    Oct 21, 2013 11:12 AM
    Highly unlikely but if I were the Colts I’d inquire about the availability of Larry Fitz. Cards should be thinking towards the future because it’s clear they’re just not in the same league as their division mates Seahawks and 49ers. Fitzy has been a good solider the last few years as the Cards have struggled and deserves to be playing for a contender again.

    ————————————————-

    This is why fans aren’t GMs.

    1. Fitz is not on the trading block. The Cardinals gave him a massive contract a couple years ago to lock him up. They’re not about to trade their marquee player away when he is the face of the franchise, no matter how bad the team is otherwise.

    2. If for some bug nuts crazy reason the Cardinals did put Fitz on the trading block, they’d want a ton of draft picks in exchange for him. The Colts already dealt their first round pick next year for Richardson, and I’m sure the Cardinals would want at least a first round pick or two for him. The Colts wouldn’t want to dip into future years’ draft picks, and the Cardinals would want something that would help them build now. It’s a bad deal for both sides.

  35. dutchkindelberger says: Oct 21, 2013 12:17 PM

    Looked just like what happened to RGIII last January, he reached for a bad ball, his foot got caught in the turf and his knee gave way. Nobody near him, nobody hit him, nobody fell on him.

    Best of luck Reggie; hope you can come back.

  36. salutethis says: Oct 21, 2013 12:21 PM

    Have your win, colts fans. You lost your best receiver and needed miracles and all the calls to win. That roughing the passer call was straight bull. But oh yeah, you won… I am looking forward to the playoffs and I hope a rematch.

  37. joemontanaflaccid says: Oct 21, 2013 12:56 PM

    saluterhis: not a Colts fan, but man, what a sore loser!

  38. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 21, 2013 12:58 PM

    salutethis….bitter bronchokes fan

  39. rhamrhoddy says: Oct 21, 2013 1:03 PM

    @adx321 and cajunaise

    I hear you. Just goofing on Irsay a little.

  40. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 21, 2013 5:11 PM

    bigbluenationdb says: Oct 21, 2013 9:37 AM

    Giants should send Nicks to Indy for a 2nd or 3rd round pick. Irsay has proven he isn’t afraid to pull the trigger on a trade.

    The Giants can’t afford to pay him next year anyway. Makes no sense for the Giants to keep Nicks for the remainder of the season if they could find a team to make a deal with.
    ——————

    Where are you getting your information? The Giants will have over $30 Million in cap space when they clear off some of these guys who certainly will not be back. Enough with the Nicks talk. They are better served to go get someone like Kenny Britt or maybe Jerome Simpson from Minnesota.

  41. hess97 says: Oct 22, 2013 1:19 AM

    Its a surprise the Colts’ center didn’t tear his knee up, as well. Did everyone see what that idiot, Vickerson did? Tried to bust through the side of his knee. After the play he did a pile drive move while holding the leg. Everybody is talking about the dumb late bump to Luck, but the real craziness was on the play where he tried to break off that dude’s lower leg.

  42. hess97 says: Oct 22, 2013 1:21 AM

    not a fan of either…..but as ticky tack the late hit was, Vickerson was asking for it hitting him that late. Plus, if anything he should have been ejected for doing a tony siragusa dive on the center’s knee.

  43. hess97 says: Oct 22, 2013 1:24 AM

    Rich Gannon knows what a tony siragusa dive is. Let me explain to everyone else. Its when you grab a dude’s leg or arm and you bellyflop all 400lbs of body lard on the breaking point of that limb.

  44. skinsfolife says: Oct 22, 2013 12:51 PM

    There goes the colts season.

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