Oct 20, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) reacts after sustaining an injury against the Denver Broncos in the 2nd half during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Colts WR Reggie Wayne expects to be cleared by April 25


The Indianapolis Colts watched veteran wide reciever Reggie Wayne go down with a torn ACL on October 20, and he has been working hard to rehab his injury since watching his 2013 regular season come to an end.

With the Colts set to open up offseason workouts in just two weeks, Wayne has announced that he expects to be back in action for the team and receive medical clearance in time for their football activities that begin on on April 25.

“I’m way ahead of schedule,” Wayne said, via 1260 WNDE in Indianapolis. “I feel great.”

While that timeline may be a bit optimistic, Wayne is expected to be back to 100 percent in time for the team’s training camp this summer.

He is also looking forward to getting back to work and building chemistry with new wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who the team added during the free agency period this offseason.

“I’m a fan of (Nicks). We can combine all the winning he’s done and we’ve done and come out with a nice mixture,” Wayne said. “He’s a big target, great skills, big hands … I really don’t think there are a lot of guys that can cover him.”

The Colts are one of the up-and-coming young teams in the league, and getting Wayne back will only help the team move forward and take the next step.

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