A few weeks ago we found out that Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne has been playing through a torn triceps that he suffered earlier in the season. He's been playing through it, however, but it's an injury that can't be ignored. And per TitansInsider.com's Terry McCormick, Wayne told Titans media today that he'll require surgery in the offseason for the injury.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Colts?src=hash">#Colts</a> WR Reggie Wayne says he is dealing with the triceps injury that has plagued him. Says he will have surgery after the season.</p>— Terry McCormick (@terrymc13) <a href="https://twitter.com/terrymc13/status/547825589961654273">December 24, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
This really doesn't come as any surprise, as a triceps tear typically requires surgery, but it's a confirmation that the injury Reggie Wayne is playing through right now is something that will indeed require surgery in the offseason, giving even more of an indication of the type of injury that he's playing through.
This is also why, with all the discussion about perhaps resting him recently, it would likely not help a ton. I remember earlier in the season, when Reggie was talking about the injury, he said that actually he found that resting didn't help him and that it rather just made his arm weaker. With the injury requiring surgery, it's not something that will just heal on it's own.
It has been a struggle for Wayne recently, and in the last five games he's caught just 15 passes for 93 yards without a touchdown. As a 36-year old receiver dealing with the injury, it's expected to be a bit rough, even for a player as great as Wayne. Additionally, he also mentioned that he'll keep playing as long as the game doesn't feel like a job, again per McCormick:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Reggie Wayne says he is ''living the dream" by playing football and will keep playing as long as "it doesn't feel like a job."</p>— Terry McCormick (@terrymc13) <a href="https://twitter.com/terrymc13/status/547826372899799040">December 24, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Wayne is a free agent this offseason and when the 2015 season rolls around he'll be a soon-to-be 37-year old wide receiver coming off of a torn ACL and a torn triceps in back-to-back years. There's really no guarantee that he'll decide to continue playing next year, but what is clear that if he does continue to play it will be for the Colts.