Found August 22, 2012 on
The Colts Authority:
Nate Dunlevy discusses the awful truth about Colts wide receiver Austin Collie following the horrible news he suffered a concussion in the second week of the 2012 preseason:
Collie is a young man with a young wife and young family. Playing football has been his dream. Only he and his wife can make the decision as to what is right for them.
But I am selfish.
I want to tell him to shelve the dream. I want to tell him to please not come back. I want him to retire.
It's not my right as a fan to do that, of course, but it feels like it should be.
Nate isn't alone in this assessment. While football brings us all great pleasure it should never come at the expense of a player's health. Collie has all the potential to be a legendary Colts wideout but even more potential outside of football. All players can offer the world so much more than their bodies. It's time we and the league recognize that truth and start making good decisions.
BEST OF MAXIM
Paul Kuharksy leads a rather intellectual discussion about Austin Collie's fate following his latest concussion:
Should the Colts cut him? I don’t know. It seems extreme to me. Maybe they can move more slowly in that direction. He wouldn’t have a say in the team putting him on IR, and for the price of his base salary ($1.308 million) they could ensure he doesn’t play...
Austin Collie continues to tell teammates and coaches that he's feeling well after being diagnosed with yet another concussion.
They're hoping he will be all right.
But the usually jovial attitude inside the Colts' locker room turned serious whenever the topic turned to Collie and his history of head injuries.
Collie has sustained at least three concussions in less...
A lot of things separate NFL players from us mere pedestrians. Size, strength, freakish athletic talent. They have it, and the majority of us don't. But here's another thing: fearlessness.
And this is a different kind of fearlessness. Sure, they're brave. They cross the center of the field and extend for high throws with linebackers lurking and they sacrifice limbs...
On Monday, Colts head coach Chuck Pagano confirmed that wide receiver Austin Collie suffered a concussion in Sunday night’s preseason game against the Steelers.
Now Collie’s agent, Don Yee is reportedly saying his client doesn’t have a concussion.
“It would be premature to conclude anything at this juncture; he is going to go through the normal protocols,”...
Austin Collie suffered his 4th concussion in 21 months last week, leading many to call for him to retire. However, the concussion is seemingly as minor as they come and with concussions, there’s a greater importance on severity of concussions than number of concussions. He’s reportedly felt “really good” since and the Colts are calling him just “day-to-day” and have not...
Indianapolis Colts receiver Austin Collie will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee.
Collie was injured during the second half of the 22-17 loss to Jacksonville after catching a short pass over the middle. Initially, the fear was that Collie may have sustained another concussion. He has been diagnosed with three concussions over the past...
I don’t like to tell athletes they should retire. I wouldn’t want anyone telling me when to quit doing what I love to do, but with Collie it is more about his health than anything else.
He is so sensitive to concussions, is it really worth it to keep playing?
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie left Sunday night’s 26-24 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers...
Just like I said in Nate Dunlevy's Inside Slant yesterday, the Colts just can't seem to break the injury curse that has been haunting the souls of Colts' fans for the last ten years. Every year it seems like injuries decimate the team, whether it's a key player (such as Bob Sanders in 2006 or 2008, or Freeney in the 2007/2009 playoffs), and it doesn't look like...
According to Phillip B Wilson of the Indy Star, Colts head coach Chuck Pagano confirmed that wide receiver Austin Collie did suffer a concussion during Sunday night’s preseason game against the Steelers.
#Colts‘ Pagano: WR Austin Collie did suffer concussion. He felt good today. Listed day-to-day.
— Phillip B Wilson (@pwilson24) August 20, 2012
This is the fourth concussion...
Wide receiver Austin Collie suffered a concussion against Pittsburgh, the Colts confirmed Monday. "He came in today, felt really good, was examined by the doctors and basically is going to be day-to-day," coach Chuck Pagano said. "He felt really good coming out of the game this morning after being evaluated today." It's remains a concern for Collie, who...
According to Phil Wilson of the Indianapolis Star on Twitter, Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said on Monday that it is up to league to decide whether or not Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Larry Foote deserves punishment for his high hit in the head on wide receiver Austin Collie Sunday night.
The play in question happened about mid way through the first quarter...