Reports: Colts TE Clark has wrist injury

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 7:49 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

According to multiple web reports on Wednesday evening, Colts TE Dallas Clark will be sidelined indefinitely with a wrist injury.

"He's being evaluated," Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said Wednesday when asked about the Pro Bowl tight end's injury.

Clark reportedly is getting multiple opinions on the injury, and season-ending surgery is a possibility.

There also are rumors that WR Austin Collie (undetermined injury) and RB Joseph Addai (neck/head) could be out for multiple weeks, too.

The way we see it

The Colts are limping into the bye week, with three key components to their high-octane offense possibly on the shelf for a long time. And in Clark's case, his injury could shelve him for the rest of the season.

That would be a big blow to the offense, as Clark caught 100 balls last season and keeps defenses honest with his ability to get upfield and make plays down the seam. The team likely will turn to Jacob Tamme, with rookie Brody Eldridge and newly re-signed Gijon Robinson also playing roles.

Fantasy Spin

For all owners of Clark, this is bad news. If you don't already have another option at tight end, it would be wise to hit the waiver wire as soon as possible. It's unlikely that any of the Colts' backup options can produce like Clark, so it's advisable to look elsewhere.