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A Monday MRI confirmed that Reggie Wayne sustained a torn ACL during Sunday night's win over the Broncos.

It's a crippling injury for the 5-2 Colts. Wayne, one of the most productive and durable receivers in NFL history, led them in catches (38), yards (503) and targets (58). Barring a trade, they'll move forward with T.Y. Hilton and Darrius Heyward-Bey in two-wide sets and ask for bigger contributions out of talented second-year WR LaVon Brazill and TE Coby Fleener. Wayne will turn 35 next month and his $4 million base salary in 2014 is non-guaranteed. It's conceivable that the leader of the Colts has played his last NFL snap after 13 seasons.

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The Colts fear Reggie Wayne tore his ACL during Sunday night's win over the Broncos.

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Coach Chuck Pagano confirmed after Sunday night's Week 7 win Reggie Wayne will require an MRI on his "sprained" right knee.

The fact the Colts are calling Wayne's injury a "sprain" essentially tells us nothing; he could easily have ligament damage which would be revealed by the MRI. NBC's Michele Tafoya reported Wayne was "in tears" on the sideline after going down Sunday night, and the Colts appear to be fearing the worst. If Wayne is out for the season's remainder, Indy is going to have to lean on T.Y. Hilton and Coby Fleener as its most dynamic passing-game weapons.

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Reggie Wayne was forced from Sunday night's Week 7 game against the Broncos with a right knee sprain.

Wayne twisted his knee on a pass underthrown by Andrew Luck in the fourth quarter and had to be helped off the field. He was taken to the locker room for further testing and is done for the game. Wayne had five catches for 50 yards on seven targets before exiting. The full details of the sprain aren't yet available, but Wayne will have a full week to rest up during the Colts' Week 8 bye.

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Reggie Wayne caught five passes for 88 yards in Week 6 against the Chargers.

Wayne was targeted a team-high eight times, along with T.Y. Hilton. The soon-to-be 35-year-old became the ninth player ever to catch 1,000 passes. He now sits in eighth place all time, one spot ahead of Hines Ward and 23 receptions behind Isaac Bruce. Wayne's night didn't go entirely smoothly. He committed one of the team's five drops on a third-down pass that would have moved the chains. Wayne is more of a WR2 in the Colts' run-first offense. Denver is the next test.

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Reggie Wayne caught six balls for 65 yards and a two-point conversion in the Colts' Week 5 win over Seattle.

The Colts are now 4-1, with their lone loss coming against the Dolphins. Wayne shook off two early-game drops to make plays in Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond III's coverage, mostly avoiding LCB Richard Sherman. The Colts' leader in targets and one of the top route runners in football, Wayne has been a stable, consistent WR2 through five weeks. He'll be a borderline WR1 play against the Chargers' weak secondary and pass rush in Week 6.

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Reggie Wayne caught five balls for 100 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' Week 4 win over Jacksonville.

He was targeted a team-high 11 times. Through four weeks, Wayne is on pace for 88 catches, 1,200 yards, and eight TDs. Although the Colts' lack of passing-game volume will likely cap Wayne's WR1 potential, he's squarely in the mix as an every-week WR2. Start Wayne against Seattle in Week 5; he plays frequently in the slot and should avoid Richard Sherman's shadow for most of the snaps.

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Reggie Wayne caught seven balls for 79 yards in the Colts' third preseason game Saturday night.

Wayne told reporters in June he was "still trying to figure out" new OC Pep Hamilton's offense. He's got a good grip, alright. Through three preseason affairs, 34-year-old Wayne has 11 receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown, continuing to be Andrew Luck's clear-cut No. 1 receiver. Wayne is worth fantasy-draft consideration beginning in the fourth round of standard leagues. He's likely to have a better PPR year due to declining big-play ability.

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Reggie Wayne said he's "still trying to figure out" new OC Pep Hamilton's system.

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Reggie Wayne fully expects to play through the duration of his contract, which expires after the 2014 season.

This season, Wayne is aiming to become the 13th receiver to ever record 1,000 yards or more at age 35 or older. It shouldn't be a problem. Although he hasn't topped 12.8 YPC in any of the last four campaigns, Wayne's precise route-running led to a 106 catches for 1,355 yards and five touchdowns last year. The apple of Andrew Luck's eye, he tied for second in the entire league with 194 targets. Wayne isn't a sexy pick, but he's on the WR2 radar.