After missing the last two games, wide receiver Austin Collie will make official debut in this year’s regular season for the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, as he was cleared to play for the Week 3 match-up against the AFC South rival Jacksonville Jaguars.
Collie has struggled to stay healthy as of late, having four concussions in the past two seasons. Many were wondering if Collie would end up retiring and walking away from the game, but the 26-year-old is committed towards playing still.
Although Collie won’t start, he will get some snaps. With that, Donnie Avery will be starting in his place, as he had a big game last week in a victory over the Minneosta Vikings.
Having Collie back definitely helps quarterback Andrew Luck, as in the past two games Luck has mainly thrown to two guys for the majority of his throws. In Week 1, it was Coby Fleener and Reggie Wayne. Last week, it was Wayne and Avery. Now he has more options than just keep throwing to the same guy, which doesn’t help confuse the defense.
Having Collie back is a huge bonus for Indianapolis. We’ll see how it works out in Sunday’s game.