Reggie Wayne Had Cramping Vs Packers Due To Drinking Soda

Reggie Wayne October 2012

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne had himself one heck of a game against the Green Bay Packers last week, earning AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors when he honed in 13 catches for 212 yards along with a touchdown, which ended up being the game-winner to bring in the upset victory.

On the final drive, in which Wayne had the game-winning touchdown, the All-Pro started suffering severe cramps there. Usually, this could mean due to the weather, but it seemed like it was in Lucas Oil Stadium. It could also mean improper conditioning, but it wasn’t the case.

As Indianapolis Star‘s Phil Richards notes, Wayne started suffering the cramping due to drinking soda.

“That’s me being a victim of sodas and not enough water. I know better than that,” Wayne said.

That definitely seems like a problem, but it’s good to see that Wayne admitted something like that. However, it looks like Wayne will know better next time now to not drink any Coca-Cola or Pepsi brand the night before a game now after paying the price last week.

However, I am pretty impressed by Wayne being able to do what he did against Green Bay despite that. The fact that he was able to get that pass off from Andrew Luck and getting that ball barely in across the line for the touchdown is a pretty impressive feat, especially with a cramping injury coming at you.

Props to Wayne with that, it just makes that performance even more special.


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