Just one week after joining the exclusive, 1,000-receptions club, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne received utterly devastating news. After a whopping 189 consecutive games played, the future Hall of Famer suffered a torn ACL against the Denver Broncos on Sunday night, ending his season.
Confirmed and crushing: tests showed Colts WR Reggie Wayne has a torn ACL. His season and streak of 189 straight games is over.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 21, 2013
The injury occurred during the second half of the Colts’ 39-33 win over the Broncos in the highly-publicized return of quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning’s replacement, Andrew Luck, generally outplayed his predecessor in the win, but made an errant throw to an open Wayne.
Forced to stop and turn back for the under thrown pass, Wayne blew out his right knee planting his foot.
He currently has 38 receptions, 503 yards and two touchdowns on the year. For his career, the 34-year old has tallied 1,006 receptions for 13,566 yards and 80 touchdowns.
Wayne has been an iron man throughout his illustrious career. Here’s to hoping he comes back stronger than ever and manages to play out a few more seasons in Indy.