In what has otherwise been a gloomy Monday for the Indianapolis Colts, the team did receive somewhat positive news when it was announced by head coach Chuck Pagano that tight end Dwayne Allen just has a high ankle sprain and is “day-to-day”. He’ll likely be 50-50 to play in this weekend’s matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but Allen remains “hopeful” he’ll play.
It is positive news considering that the team may have lost Ahmad Bradshaw for the season, who suffered a broken ankle in last night’s loss. While Allen may be out a game or two, his injury isn’t quite as serious and may even return on Sunday.
Allen went down with an ankle injury in the second quarter last night and did not return. In his absence, Colts tight end Coby Fleener had 7 receptions for 144 receiving yards.
Still, Allen is the team’s most complete tight end as far as receiving and blocking, and he was sorely missed after his injury. The Colts’ inability to run the ball was likely further compounded by Allen’s departure. He also currently leads the team with 7 touchdown receptions on the season and is clearly one of the offense’s most versatile weapons.