Colts TE Dwayne Allenís X-ray results on hip negative
Pagano added that Allen will spend most of Tuesday receiving treatment at the Colts’ practice facility and could return back to practice as soon as Wednesday. There’s a possibility that Allen could also end up questionable on Friday’s injury report, ahead of the Week 2 game against the Miami Dolphins. But so far, all signs indicate Allen should be ready to roll against the Dolphins barring any setbacks by Sunday.
Allen sustained the hip injury while diving for an Andrew Luck pass across the middle of the field, during the third quarter of the Colts’ 21-17 win over the Oakland Raiders last Sunday. He ended up missing most of the second half after not being cleared to return in the game. Allen was the Colts’ only player not to re-enter the game after suffering an injury.
Second-year tight end Coby Fleener replaced Allen in the lineup after the injury. But Fleener only had one catch for seven yards during the Colts’ season opener.
Meanwhile, Allen finished with a touchdown, after he caught a 20-yard pass from quarterback Andrew Luck in the second quarter, before leaving the game with a hip injury.
Initially, there were concerns that Allen might have re-aggravated a toe injury which bothered him during training camp and preseason. But Pagano confirmed in his post-game conference that Allen injured his hip after he “kind of landed wrong” on the play.
As for Colts’ starting linebacker Pat Angerer, the news wasn’t as good. He is still going through the league’s concussion treatment as well as protocol, and is expected to remain on the sidelines until he meets all requirements. Angerer suffered the concussion in the Colts’ preseason finale against the Cincinnati Bengals but the head injury wasn’t confirmed until Sep. 5. He was listed among the inactives for Colts’ Week 1 game.