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Colts WR Reggie Wayne, RB Trent Richardson Both "Day-to-Day"

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Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said today that wide receiver Reggie Wayne is "day-to-day" with his elbow injury after an MRI showed nothing of significance. Running back Trent Richardson (hamstring) is also "day-to-day."

Andy Lyons

Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne suffered a scare on Sunday when he injured his elbow and underwent an MRI on Monday.  Colts fans held their breath, and Monday night Mike Chappell reported that Wayne might miss "a game or two," and then Tuesday afternoon Reggie said, "don't panic.  I'll be fine." He didn't have any update on his MRI, however, but today head coach Chuck Pagano did when he met with the media.  And it was good news for the Colts and for Wayne.

"It's day-to-day," Pagano said of Wayne's status.  "There wasn't anything of significance there [on the MRI], really.  So we're just treating it day-to-day."  Wayne didn't practice today with the elbow injury, but he typically gets Wednesdays off for rest purposes, so that's nothing different.  Pressed as to whether or not the Colts expect Reggie back for practice this week or for Sunday's game, Pagano reiterated that Wayne is "day-to-day."

For the Colts, day-to-day essentially means that the injury just isn't serious, but it doesn't mean that a player will be back right away.  We still don't know whether Reggie will play on Sunday or whether he will return to practice at some point later this week, but Pagano's report just confirms everything we've been hearing recently - that Reggie Wayne's injury isn't serious.

Should the Colts have to play without Wayne on Sunday, however, Chuck Pagano has confidence in the wide receiver depth.  "Feel great," Pagano said of the depth at the position.  "Feel great.  You got a guy like [Hakeem] Nicks, who's been on a Super Bowl championship team, caught a lot of passes in his career.  We all know what Donte [Moncrief] is capable of doing.  I feel really good."

Asked further about Nicks, Pagano was adamant in defending his player, saying that, "he's been outstanding."  Pagano continued to say that, "he comes here every day, hard hat on, lunch pail, ready to work.  Competitive guy.  We've got a ton of competitive guys in that locker room, and they all want to contribute and they all want to make plays.  He understands that.  He'll be ready.  No matter when his number is called, he's always ready.  He knows his stuff, he practices hard, prepares hard."

In addition to Reggie Wayne being day-to-day, Pagano said that running back Trent Richardson is also day-to-day with a hamstring injury.  Richardson, who had his best game as a Colt this past Sunday, didn't practice today but Pagano hopes that he'll be able to get out there tomorrow and do some work.  The Colts will continue to evaluate as the week goes on for Richardson as well.

It was a pretty good day for injury news for the Colts.  Both Reggie Wayne (ankle) and Trent Richardson (hamstring) both missed practice today but are "day-to-day" with their injuries.  Right tackle Gosder Cherilus (rest) and tight end Jack Doyle (knee) also did not practice today.  Corner Darius Butler (ankle) was limited and defensive lineman Arthur Jones (ankle) was a full participant.  Linebacker Jerrell Freeman was also practicing today, per Pagano.