But if Wayne was put on the spot today, at this very moment, he would play another season.
"If I had to answer that question today, I'd say I'll be back... as long as the Colts would have me," he said on his weekly radio show on WNDE-1260 AM in Indianapolis on Tuesday.
Wayne said in recent weeks that he plans to talk to his family after the season to see what he should do. If Wayne, who will be a free agent in the offseason, does return, he’ll likely have to do so on the cheap.
Wayne overcame a torn ACL in 2013 to return this season, but several other injuries have severely impacted his production this season. He injured his elbow against Cincinnati on Oct. 19, causing him to miss a game. Then it was revealed that Wayne was dealing with a torn tricep, which has caused him to wear a sleeve on his left arm. Then he left last weekend’s game at Tennessee with a groin injury.
Wayne is expected to practice Wednesday or Thursday and play in Sunday’s playoff game against the Bengals.
Wayne is second on the Colts in receiving yards with 779 and two touchdowns on 64 receptions this season.