Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen‘s 2013 season ended prematurely because of a hip injury. He seems to be as close to 100 percent as possible. In fact he believes he’s close to 110 percent.
“I feel like I’m almost to 110 percent,” Allen told the Indianapolis Colts website. “It’s not just my job to work to train my body where it was. I sat out a year, everyone else is improving. I don’t know what percent they’re improving, but I guess it’s 10 percent. They’re getting 10 percent better than they were the year before. It’s my job to work back to where I was before last season, then gain that extra percent so I can stay up with the NFL.”
That has to be good news for quarterback Andrew Luck and the organization that expects him back and better than ever. The Colts drafted him in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft and he didn’t disappoint as he caught 45 passes for 521 yards in 2013. He suffered the injury in Week One of last year and missed the remainder of the season.
If the Colts can have a healthy Allen for the 2014 season, their offense will definitely be improved from a year ago, and that’s a scary thought.