There’s going to be concern with any player coming off an ACL.
When that player is a 35-year-old wide receiver such as Reggie Wayne, people are going to be watching his every move.
But so far, Wayne has cruised through camp as smoothly as since the day he pulled into camp in an Indy Car.
And the work he’s done on the field is just as fast.
“Like I’ve been saying, so far, so good,” Wayne said, via Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star. “I haven’t had any problems, nothing out of the norm.
“I haven’t had any pain. Nothing has set me back. Just go out there and be the Reggie of old.”
Wayne’s condition has been foremost on the Colts’ mind since he tore his right ACL last October, and the fact he’s coming along so well is a huge boost.
But because of the way Wayne has worked throughout his career, it’s also not a surprise.
“That’s the way it looked to me,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. “When you go back, you watch it live and then you go back and watch it on film. It’s really incredible.
“But again, it probably doesn’t shock anybody here. It certainly doesn’t shock me. We all know his mindset, his work ethic and his determination, and how bad he wanted to get back.”
With so many other Colts going down in practice, there’s a bit of breath-holding with Wayne. But so far, the knee has held up, and he’s looked like his old self.