Indianapolis Colts: Austin Collie Out for the Season With Patella Injury

By Eric Smith
Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Once again it’s sad news for Indianapolis Colts receiver Austin Collie. Collie, suffered a patella injury in his right knee during the third quarter of yesterday’s game and will require season ending surgery. I’m sad to say this, but I think this is the end of Collie’s playing career.

I’ve been a huge Collie supporter since he was drafted by Indianapolis in 2009. I thought coming into this season he would be a huge factor on this team since he had a great quarterback throwing to him again. Unfortunately, this season for Collie has been plagued with injuries and I honestly think it may be time to cut ties with him starting today.

Collie, suffered his fourth concussion in 21 months in the second game of the preseason against the Pittsburgh Steelers and in his first game back against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday he only lasted two full quarters. He wasn’t even a factor most of the game as he only had one reception for six yards.

I think this new injury for Collie unfortunately means the end of the run for him as a Colt if not his career. With season ending surgery, Collie will most likely never return to form and be what he was once supposed to be.

I know the Colts more than likely won’t bring him back for 2013 and I don’t think any other teams will take a chance on him. With four concussions and now a season ending patella injury Collie’s career is more than likely over.

It’s going to be sad to see him go. His career will certainly go down as what might have been. In four seasons, Collie had 173 career receptions for 1,845 yards, and 16 touchdowns. 2009 was his breakout year as he had seven touchdowns that season. In 2010, it looked like Collie was going to be a star of the league for many years to come as he had seven touchdowns in eight games, but a bad concussion suffered against the Philadelphia Eagles in early November sidelined him for a month. Collie returned to full action against the Jaguars in December and looked great. He scored his eighth touchdown of the season, but later in the game suffered yet another concussion.

Collie, only had one touchdown last season in what was a disappointing season for him. Unfortunately, injuries happen in the league and nothing is guaranteed. I’m saddened for Collie and wish him a speedy recovery.

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