LANDOVER MD - OCTOBER 17: Dallas Clark #44 of the Indianapolis Colts picks up yards after a reception against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on October 17 2010 in Landover Maryland. The Colts won the game 27-24. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Dallas Clark's Season Is Over; Colts TE Placed On Injured Reserve

Your Week 7 fantasy football alert includes an injury to Colts TE Dallas Clark that will end his season.

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Dallas Clark's 2010 Season Is Over; Will Go On Injured Reserve For Wrist Surgery

Bad news just got worse for the Colts: TE Dallas Clark is done for the year.

After consulting with team doctors, seeing a hand specialist, and getting a second opinion from a hand specialist, Clark will undergo surgery on his wrist that will result in him being placed on injured reserve ending his season.

Via the Colts official site:

"It's unfortunate, but it's been confirmed that surgery is necessary to repair the injury to my wrist," Clark said. "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."

Ouch. That's a blow for fantasy football in 2010. But will it be a blow to fantasy football players beyond 2010? SB Nation's Stampede Blue passes along a quote from Indianapolis exec Bill Polian and it sounds like there's a chance this could bother him for a while.

Via Stampede Blue:

"Dallas' injury is a rather rare injury," Polian said. "It's to a ligament in the hand that's been displaced. He's going to let us know later today what the specialists told him and what his thoughts are on how to proceed.

"I'm told that it's not something that's very safe to play with. It's likely that he will have to have it fixed (surgery), but I don't know the ramifications to that and I won't until later (Thursday night)."

Clark, Polian added, "will be out for a while, if not longer."

The Colts have had major injury issues as of late (Austin Collie, anyone?) but this is a major, major blow to the Colts and to fantasy football. Clark hasn't missed more than one game in a season since 2006.


Fantasy Football: Colts TE Dallas Clark 'Out Indefinitely' With Wrist Injury

Bad news for the Colts.

A rumor made the rounds on Wednesday that Colts TE Dallas Clark may be done for the year with a wrist injury. The Colts have confirmed that he has a wrist injury but says he will be kept out indefinitely. It sounds like at least part of that rumor was true and it doesn't sound like Clark will miss just a week or two.

That's bad news for fantasy owners. He'll be getting a second and third opinion to determine how long he'll be out -- possibly the season -- and then we'll have a better idea.

Clark was on pace for a similar year as 2009. He currently has 347 yards receiving and three TDs. He's one of the few tight ends that can put up receiver-like numbers so this is a bad blow for fantasy football.

With Packers TE Jermichael Finley hitting IR this week as well it'll be difficult to find someone off of the waiver wire.

The Colts this week re-signed TE Gijon Robinson so he's a possibility but probably not a great one.

Check out Stampede Blue for more on the Dallas Clark injury.

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