Allen to practice, Fleener out for Colts

One tight end is headed back to the practice field while the other will be on the sidelines for at least a few days for the Indianapolis Colts.

Dwayne Allen, out for almost two weeks with a foot injury, will take part in some monitored reps during practice this week, coach Chuck Pagano said.

Allen originally was expected to be out a couple of weeks, bringing into question whether he’d be ready for the Sept. 8 season opener against Oakland. Allen is erasing any doubts about that.

“We’ll see how he does,” Pagano said. “He’s come back relatively quick.”

The good news for Coby Fleener is that the MRI on his sprained knee came back negative. The bad news is he’ll miss the first few days of practice. Fleener could return to practice later in the week if all goes well with his knee. The sprained knee follows the concussion he suffered in the Aug. 11 game against Buffalo.

In other injury news:

  • The MRI on linebacker Lawrence Sidbury’s shoulder also came back negative. He’s day to day.

  • The Colts are holding out hope that starting free safety LaRon Landry (knee) can practice this week and play in Saturday’s game against the Cleveland Browns at Lucas Oil Stadium.