Reggie Wayne Misses Colts' Practice With Knee Injury; Austin Collie Limited
Reggie Wayne, the Colts' four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, missed practice on Wednesday as the Colts began preparing to play the New England Patriots Sunday at Gillette Stadium. He missed with a knee injury and was one of nine Colts players not practicing Wednesday.
Wayne was one of two healthy receivers with experience who played for the Colts against the Cincinnati Bengals this past week.
"I'm hoping always that everybody is able to come back," Colts quarterback Peyton Manning said. "Anybody that is not on injured reserved you're hopeful every single week, but you have to prepare with who is practicing.
"It kind of has become a day-to-day, week-to-week thing of who is going to be available, so we'll just have to wait and see. When you're playing the Patriots, sure, you'd like to be able to take as many good players with you as possible."
But while Wayne missed, the Colts got positive news at the receiver position Wednesday with Austin Collie (concussion) and Blair White (shoulder) practicing on a limited basis after missing Sunday's game.
The Colts recently placed wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez on injured reserve.
The Colts' injury report Wednesday:
RB Joseph Addai (neck, did not participate), LB Gary Brackett (toe, DNP), Collie (concussion, limited), TE Brody Eldridge (rib, DNP), DE Dwight Freeney (rested), RB Mike Hart (ankle, DNP), S Bob Sanders (biceps, DNP), LB Clint Session (elbow, DNP), CB Justin Tryon (foot, DNP), White (shoulder, limited), Wayne (knee, DNP).
Addai, Brackett, Eldridge, Hart, Sanders, Session and Tryon all missed the Cincinnati game. Sanders has been ruled out for Sunday's game.
Wayne being out would not only be harfmul to the Colts' offense, it would be unusual. He hasn't missed a game since his rookie season of 2001 and hasn't missed a start since 2002.