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Reggie Wayne tears ACL, will miss rest of Colts' season

Sunday night's emphatic victory over the Denver Broncos came with a steep price tag for the Indianapolis Colts.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Reggie Wayne tore his ACL along with his meniscus, according to a source who spoke with the player. The 34-year-old's season is over.

On NFL Network
NFL Replay
will re-air the Indianapolis Colts' 39-33 win over the Denver Broncos from Week 7 on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Wayne suffered a non-contact injury to his right knee during the fourth quarter of Indy's 39-33 win over Denver. The Colts' worst fears were realized, and coach Chuck Paganosaid the loss "stings" when he confirmed the news Monday.

Stripping Wayne from the passing attack leaves the Colts without their most reliable target. He leads the team in receptions (38) and yards (503) and has been an anchor for young quarterback Andrew Luck. T.Y. Hilton is an ascendant talent, and Darrius Heyward-Bey played a larger role against Denver, but the other wideouts on the roster are just LaVon Brazill and David Reed.

Good teams find a way to overcome injuries and, if we learned anything Sunday night, it's that Indy is a good -- if not a great -- force in the AFC South.

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