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Indianapolis returns from bye week refreshed, recharged and ready to play football

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, OCT. 26-27 - FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2013, file photo, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) talks to trainers after he injured his knee during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Indianapolis. All NFL injuries have some sort of impact. When there are so many of them to high-profile players, like Reggie Wayne, Sam Bradford, Doug Martin, as happened last weekend, the consternation level soars. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, OCT. 26-27 - FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2013, file photo, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) talks to trainers after he injured his knee during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Indianapolis. All NFL injuries have some sort of impact. When there are so many of them to high-profile players, like Reggie Wayne, Sam Bradford, Doug Martin, as happened last weekend, the consternation level soars. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)  (The Associated Press)

Andrew Luck and the Colts are ready to get back to football.

Indianapolis returned to the practice field Monday after its bye week.

The Colts are still trying to move on from the season-ending injury to Pro Bowl receiver Reggie Wayne, who had surgery Friday to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Indy replaced him on the active roster Monday by promoting Griff Whalen from the practice squad. They are preparing for a third straight prime-time game, Sunday night at Houston, and they still have control of the AFC South.

The break also allowed some guys to get healthier. Linebacker Bjoern Werner returned to practice Monday after injuring his foot in late September.