For the Indianapolis Colts, October 20 was a monumental day for many reasons. That was the day the Peyton Manning came back to Indianapolis to face his former teammates for the first time. That was also the day Reggie Wayne was injured, placing him on IR for the remainder of the season. The Colts anticipate Wayne's return to football activities to happen this month.
During that game, the Colts fought with determination and strength to overcome Manning and his Denver Broncos. It is ironic that a game with such a positive outcome could also cause a great deal of concern. When news hit that Wayne had torn his ACL, all hope was gone they he would return before next season.
Despite the inability to contribute on the field, Wayne remained a leader for the Colts. The veteran wide receiver could be spotted on the sidelines at the games, mentoring the players and cheering for his team. The Colts went on to not only clinch a playoff spot, but advance to the second round. Wayne could not have been happier for his team.
With the football season over, both the Colts and Wayne can concentrate on a forceful return. While the Colts are collecting players, Wayne has been busy sticking to a strenuous rehabilitation process which has him working two to three times per day.
According to Colts.com, Wayne is pleased to announce he is ahead of schedule concerning his return to football. He is expected to be cleared for football activities by April 25th.
"I feel great. I couldn't be happier that where I am right now. Everything seems to be going at a great rate" says Wayne.
With the addition of WR Hakeem Nicks and the return of Wayne, quarterback Andrew Luck will surely have a variety of targets in 2014.