The Indianapolis Colts’ head coach Chuck Pagano knows a thing or two about recovery. Pagano beat cancer back in 2012 just months after being named head coach of the Colts much to the delight of NFL fans around the world.
If Pagano is praising someone’s recovery, you can bet your bottom dollar he is telling the truth. Pro Bowl wide receiver Reggie Wayne, who is returning from an ACL injury that cut his 2013 season short, has looked excellent thus far in training camp and Coach Pagano could not be more impressed. From Rotoworld:
Reggie Wayne has been “effortlessly snatching passes out of the air” at Colts training camp, and coach Chuck Pagano deemed his recovery “really incredible.”
Wayne’s injury ended his consecutive games played streak at 189, which is the third-longest streak for a wide receiver in NFL history. Impressive as that may be, what would be more impressive is Wayne returning to top form this season after the ACL surgery.
Thus far it seems that everything is going extremely well in training camp. Wayne told Rotoworld that “I’ve done everything I’ve wanted to do. I’ve run every route.”
Let’s just hope that Wayne is not rushing back from a severe injury in the same vain that Robert Griffin did last year. If Wayne is truly all systems go, the Colts could be a huge threat next season for nearly any team. With Andrew Luck leading the way, nothing is impossible and the sky is truly the limit for this squad.