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FFToolbox wrote:While the Indianapolis Colts were trouncing the St. Louis Rams on Sunday -- 42-6 -- there was reason for concern as two of the team's critical skill players had to leave the game due to injury. Wide receiver Reggie Wayne left the game in the second quarter with a strained groin, returned in the third and then departed again. Wayne spent several minutes with the medical staff after the game and declined to talk with reporters. Brown gained 58 yards on just two carries, but he sprained his left shoulder after that second touch and didn't return to the game. After the game, Brown talked optimistically about how he will be fine. The 45-yard run on his first carry was the team's longest rush since 2004.
Analysis: Wayne still ended up with a fine fantasy day -- he earned a team-high seven receptions for 83 yards and one touchdown. He has started 103 consecutive regular-season games, the NFL's longest active streak among receivers. It seems unlikely, but if he were to miss any time, Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie would be in line for more looks. I am a bit more worried about Brown's injury because shoulder sprains aren't easy to heal. Brown said he has had this injury before and that he knows how to take care of it, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him miss at least a good amount of practice. If he does miss game time, Chad Simpson (who scored a garbage-time touchdown on Sunday) would become Joseph Addai's primary backup.
Rotoworld wrote:The Colts did not update Reggie Wayne's status after he missed time with a groin injury during Sunday's win over the Rams.
Analysis: Wayne left the game in the second quarter, returned in the third, and then departed for good. It's likely that he could have continued playing had the game not been a blowout. Expect him to be available this week against the 49ers.
RotoWire wrote:The groin injury that briefly kept Wayne out of Sunday's win over the Rams doesn't appear to be serious, the Terre Haute News reports. He had seven receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown.
Analysis: Wayne didn't talk to reporters after the game, so we won't get a full read on the injury until Wednesday's practice. Still, he was able to play with the ailment so it's likely not a worry for this week's game against the 49ers.