I, for one, accept the decisions of those above who dictate football fate every Sunday. Austin Collie doesn’t, as each time he’s knocked out — and I mean that quite literally — he keeps coming back. He’s sustained multiple major concussions that are the product of crushing hits, yet he keeps recovering and playing.
Now, in his first game back this year after missing the first two weeks with lingering concussion symptoms, he’s suffered what looks to be a serious knee injury during the third quarter of the Colts’ game against Jacksonville.
The injury occurred on a six-yard reception early in the quarter when Collie was tackled by Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny. He was carted off the field, and immediately ruled out for the rest of the game. We’ll update this post as more information becomes available, but the play looked, well, painful.
It looked so bad that there’s reason to wonder if Collie was cursed at some point by a gypsy. He’s persevered and recovered from brutal blows like this one.
And this one.
And now he could have yet another mountain to climb. If this is indeed a serious injury like an ACL tear, it’s fair to wonder if the summit is too high this time.