Colts lose Clark for season

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts tight end Dallas Clark will miss the rest of the season because of a wrist injury that will require surgery.

The Colts, on a bye this week, said Clark will undergo an operation next week and will be placed on injured reserve.

"It's unfortunate, but it's been confirmed that surgery is necessary to repair the injury to my wrist," Clark said in a statement on the team's website. "I have met with three great surgeons, Dr. (Arthur) Rettig of the Colts, Dr. (Thomas) Wiedrich in Chicago and Dr. (Thomas) Graham in Cleveland. All three have helped me and my family out tremendously during this process. I look forward to supporting my teammates the rest of this season and rehabilitating my wrist back to full strength for next season."

Clark, in his eighth season out of Iowa, had 37 catches for 347 yards with three touchdowns in six games this season. He caught six passes for 52 yards in last Sunday's game against Washington.

The 31-year-old veteran was a Pro Bowl choice for the first time last year when he hauled in 100 passes for 1,106 yards with 10 touchdowns. Clark has 393 career receptions for 4,535 yards with 44 touchdowns.

Jacob Tamme will step into the starter's role. The Colts also have rookie Brody Eldridge on the roster and earlier this week re-signed Gijon Robinson, who was waived on Sept. 29.

The Colts are 4-2 and tied for the AFC South lead with Houston and Tennessee. Indianapolis next plays on Monday, November 1 against Houston.


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