Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Colts shut down Austin Collie

Colts receiver Austin Collie has had to leave each of the last three games he’s played because of concussions, and the team isn’t going to risk it happening a fourth time.
Collie will be placed on injured reserve, Colts owner Jim Irsay announced on Twitter. Irsay praised Collie as “a tough and talented football player.”
In Sunday’s game against the Jaguars, Collie took a hard hit to the head and stayed on the ground for a couple minutes before getting up and walking off. Six weeks earlier he had been stretchered off the field after taking a hard hit against the Eagles, and the first time he tried to come back he couldn’t make it out of the game against the Patriots before concussion symptoms returned.
Irsay also announced that the Colts have signed veteran safety Ken Hamlin.

author:  Michael David Smith

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