Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne went down during the 2013 season with a knee injury that required surgery. Wayne is now trying to make a comeback and at his age, mid-30s, many people think it is a long shot or that he won’t be the same player. Wayne’s reading the papers and headlines and he is eager to prove all the doubters, or “naysayers” as he calls them, wrong.
“You can believe I’m that dog that keeps jumping over the fence,” Wayne told reporters Friday at a charity event, per The Indianapolis Star.
“You guys say that I can’t do it. I’m 35. I’m over the hill. No way I can come back the same,” said the 13-year-veteran. “I wasn’t a big newspaper reader, but I’ve become one. Next time I read it, maybe you’ll be saying I’ve found the fountain of youth.”
Nothing wrong with a player finding some motivation in doubters. Whether he can actually prove them wrong or not we’ll see. By all estimations he should have a decent and respectable year, but a big career year? Probably not.
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