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Report: Reggie Wayne done for the season with torn ACL

Eric Edholm
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Lost amid the excitement of an emotional victory over the Denver Broncos and one-time hero Peyton Manning is the sobering news for the Indianapolis Colts: Star receiver Reggie Wayne is done for the season with a torn ACL, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Wayne tried to catch an off-target pass awkwardly from Andrew Luck with just over 7 minutes left in the 39-33 Colts victory, and left the game after that. Luck was upset at himself after the game for throwing the ball off-target, as Wayne had nothing but daylight between him and the end zone.

Wayne had an MRI Monday, which revealed the sobering news.

Wayne, 34, was the current NFL leader with 189 straight games played. The Colts are on bye next week before facing the Houston Texans in Week 9.

Might the team entertain trade ideas? The highest-profile wide receiver possibly on the market could be the New York Giants' Hakeem Nicks, who plays against the Minnesota Vikings Monday night. The problem is that the Colts already lack first-, fourth- and seventh-round picks in next year's draft because of previous trades, including the much-discussed Trent Richardson deal.

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