Jan 1, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; An Indianapolis Colts helmet before the start of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. The Jaguars won 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts' tight end Dwayne Allen says hip injury is fine


Jan 1, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; An Indianapolis Colts helmet before the start of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. The Jaguars won 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 1, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; An Indianapolis Colts helmet before the start of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. The Jaguars won 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

If you were like me, you expected some big things from Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen in your fantasy football lineup yesterday.

And while you did get a touchdown, outside of that, you were left with a dud – though it wasn’t through the fault of Allen, who left with a hip injury.

There was initial concern that Allen had re-aggravated a toe injury with hampered him throughout training camp and the preseason, but that was later proven to be incorrect and the injury was related to the hip. In the most odd of ways, I guess that was good news.

Thankfully though, Allen himself says the injury isn’t bad and he expects to play come Week Two:

TE Dwayne Allen did not return after suffering a hip injury while diving for a pass in the third quarter, but said after the game he was fine.

Sounds like you’re safe to get Allen back in your fantasy lineup and Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will get one of his primary targets back in action.

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