Found November 08, 2012 on Blue Cougar Football:
Two weeks after having surgery on his right knee to repair a ruptured patellar tendon, Indianapolis Colts’ wide receiver Austin Collie had his doctor astonished with how fast he was recovering. Two more weeks later, Collie’s father Scott was on his way to Los Angelesto meet with Austin and the doctor for a follow up appointment. During the six hour drive from the Collie home in El Dorado Hills, California, to the City of Angels, Scott talked with BLUE COUGAR FOOTBALL about his son’s knee and future in the NFL.  Everyone feared the worst when Austin Collie didn’t get up after making a six-yard catch against the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 23, 2012. It was Collie’s first reception of the season. It would also be his last. The fourth year pro had a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee. The injury would require surgery and would keep Collie on the sidelines the rest of the season. In some ways, that was a good thing. While the Collies weren’t happy to see their son suffer ...
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