Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne is three months into his recovery from the torn ACL that ended his 2013 season in October.
Colts GM Ryan Grigson, speaking on Sirius XM NFL Radio, said that Wayne’s recovery was going well:
“He’s doing great,” Grigson said. “The first thing about Reggie was the guy refused to use crutches. He was at the Texans game, flew from Miami, Mr. Irsay took care of him and flew him on the plane and everything and got him there and you know the guy refused to use crutches. That’s the kind of tenacity and mindset he has in terms of getting well and he will not take a day off. He doesn’t stop grinding.”
Despite coming off a major knee injury at age 35, Wayne is confident that he will return better than ever next season according to ProFootballTalk. The veteran had eight 1,000 yard seasons in nine years before 2013.
Grigson says he believes Wayne is using the doubt over his future as motivation.
“I think he loves, right now, that people might be doubting him and his age and things like that,” Grigson said. “I think he uses that to create a chip on his shoulder, which I think is great because the first thing I thought of when it happened was I looked up how many years Jerry Rice played after he got hurt and I believe it was actually eight more seasons”