Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen will need season-ending hip surgery, coach Chuck Pagano announced Wednesday.
Allen started 14 games last year as a rookie and caught 45 passes for 521 yards and three touchdowns. His second season ends with only one catch - a 20-yard touchdown.
In his place, fellow second-year tight end Coby Fleener will become the team's starter. Fleener was a second-round pick and was expected to excel with college teammate Andrew Luck. But Fleener's blocking was at times undependable and he fell to the team's second choice at tight end.lost running back Vick Ballard