Austin Collie Exits Game With Suspected Head Injury
Austin Collie just can’t catch a break. The Indianapolis Colts number two wide receiver exited Sunday night’s game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers after sustaining an elbow to the helmet on a play in the first quarter.
Collie hauled in what would have been a nice first-down reception from Andrew Luck, but appeared to lose handle of the ball after Steelers’ linebacker Larry Foote elbowed him in the back of the head. Collie dropped to the ground and the ball popped out. The play was originally ruled a completed pass, but was then over-turned.
Collie reportedly complained to the Colts’ trainers and then left for the locker room, but exactly what he complained about was not known at the time of this article. Collie has had a rough history with concussions, and had his 2010 season prematurely ended due to multiple concussions.
Despite his concussion history, Collie made it through all 16 games in 2011 and did not sustain a concussion. It us unknown if his apparent injury against the Steelers is a concussion.
I’m high on Collie this year as Luck’s number two receiver and potential number one safety valve. Unfortunately, the more Collie gets involved in the offense, the more his owners may have to worry about occurrences such as this. We don’t know if it’s a concussion or not yet, but it didn’t look good. Stay tuned.