INDIANAPOLIS – Offseason surgery on Reggie Wayne's torn triceps is coming.
Whether or not a 15th NFL season is in the cards for Wayne though remains to be seen.
Following the Colts' AFC Championship loss on Sunday night, Wayne addressed the physical aliments that clearly hindered him down the stretch this season.
Wayne said he felt the best he had all season towards the end of the year, despite suffering a groin injury in regular season finale.
He started in all three playoff games, finishing the postseason with just one catch in five targets.
With the finality of season No. 14 in the NFL here for Wayne, an 18-hour road trip to Miami is his next thought.
It's just Wayne and the interstate for the trek back to his college hometown, leaving plenty of time for the veteran to reflect and, of course, think ahead to his playing future.
"Honestly, I don't have a plan right now really," Wayne said on Monday.
"I intended on winning yesterday, so I don't have a plan"
Wayne has said on several occasions this season that he will decide his 2015 playing future after sitting down with his family in the coming weeks.
He is an unrestricted free agent who has been adamant that Indianapolis is the only place he would consider playing next year.
In 2014, Wayne wrapped up a remarkable ACL rehab by being cleared for Training Camp nine months after suffering the season-ending injury in Week Seven of the 2013 campaign.
In Wayne's first six games of the 2014 season, he caught 34 balls for 419 yards and looked like a guy defying the odds as a then 35-year old receiver.
Once the triceps injury occurred though in Week Seven against Cincinnati, Wayne was hardly the same player the rest of the season.
Wayne made it clear on Sunday night that the expected rehab for a triceps surgery is nowhere near as extensive as his ACL process.
Now, the question becomes if Wayne will be rehabbing for another NFL season
"Each year since Coach Pagano has been here, we've taken that step," Wayne said on Sunday night.
"I believe we're getting better and better and better, but everybody has got to be all in. You can't have anybody that is kind of on the fence. It's either you're all in or you're not. Hopefully, we can learn from this mistake and guys can, even though it's incomplete, take the season for what it's worth. There were a lot of good things this year that we can kind of hold our heads up high about. Just continue to work and get better."