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.

50 responses to “MRI confirms torn ACL for Reggie Wayne

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

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

    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

  13. 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…

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

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