Reggie Wayne was an integral part of a Colts offense that looked to be poised for serious contention in the AFC, and while the Colts are still atop the AFC South they are looking significantly less explosive having lost Wayne to a torn ACL and meniscus. The good news for the Colts however is that Reggie Wayne hopes to be back as soon as the start of camp next year.
The veteran wide receiver recently underwent a checkup in Miami and was told he was ahead of schedule as he recovers from reconstructive knee surgery.
Wayne expects to start running in a month and a half, and he hopes to go “full throttle” in four and a half months. It’s an aggressive timetable that could have Wayne ready for the start of training camp in July.-NFL.com
The Colts would probably be better off bringing Wayne along slowly in order to ensure a full recovery and allow young receivers such as T.Y. Hilton and Da’Rick Rogers to develop. If that young group can live up to potential and Reggie Wayne can return to form the Colts could be a serious legitimate threat in the AFC.