Dwayne Allen to miss a few weeks

Updated: August 11, 2013, 6:14 PM ET
By Mike Wells | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts will be without tight end Dwayne Allen for a few weeks because of a foot injury, coach Chuck Pagano said after his team's 44-20 preseason loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Allen, who led all rookie tight ends with 45 catches for 521 yards in 16 starts last season, went to get a second opinion on his foot Friday. He showed up in the press box on crutches and wearing a hard boot on his foot Sunday.

"We're going to keep him off his feet, he's in a boot, he's on crutches," Pagano said. "They don't want any weight on that foot for a couple of weeks. Nothing major. We expect to have him back sooner than later, and knowing Dwayne, he'll do the necessary things he has to do as far as treatment goes and staying off that thing."

When asked if he thinks Allen will be ready for the Sept. 8 regular-season opener, Pagano said, "Yeah, absolutely."

Allen took to Twitter before the game Sunday:

Mike Wells

ESPN Indianapolis Colts reporter

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