Wayne, 34, suffered the injury during the team's contest against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Oct. 20, in the fourth quarter. He fell to ground attempting to catch a pass from quarterback Andrew Luck, but was able to walk off the field and to the locker room under his own power.
The injury was originally referred to as a knee sprain by Pagano during his post game press conference, but an MRI Monday confirmed the tear.
"We hate to lose anybody, but this one stinks," Pagano said. "You just don't replace guys like [Wayne]."
Wayne this season started all seven games, and has caught 38 passes for 503 yards and two touchdowns.
Wayne, a three-time All-Pro player and six-time Pro Bowl selection, will see his streak of playing in 189 consecutive regular season games dating back to his rookie season on Nov. 25, 2001, come to an end. It was the 15th longest active streak in the league.
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