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