Dwayne Allen done for season

Updated: September 18, 2013, 5:04 PM ET
By Mike Wells | ESPN.com

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Thomas Campbell/USA TODAY SportsDwayne Allen will miss the remainder of the season.

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts have taken another hit in their starting lineup.

Tight end Dwayne Allen will miss the rest of the season with a hip injury that requires surgery, coach Chuck Pagano announced during his media session Wednesday.

Allen suffered the injury during Indianapolis' season-opening victory against Oakland on Sept. 8.

Pagano indicated Monday that Allen's injury wasn't minor, hesitating before calling him day to day. Second-year tight end Coby Fleener will start in Allen's place.

Allen is the third Colts starter to suffer a season-ending injury in less than a week.

Running back Vick Ballard went down with a knee injury last week, and the Colts lost guard Donald Thomas to a torn quadriceps during last weekend's home loss to Miami.

The Colts (1-1) play at San Francisco (1-1) on Sunday.

Mike Wells

ESPN Indianapolis Colts reporter

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