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Collie says he's feeling fine, won't retire

Posted on: May 29, 2011 5:47 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

As Colts WR Austin Collie works out to keep himself in shape for the upcoming season, he reports to the Indianapolis Star that he’s feeling good and that his routes are crisp and his pass-catching hands are performing well.

CollieBut what about the most important questions? What about those three concussions he suffered last season? How is his head feeling? Did he think about retiring?

"No problems," he told the paper. "None."

Yes, but how do we know for sure until he starts taking contact from defenders? Team vice chairman Bill Polian asked that question a few months back, even though he knows the reports about Collie so far this offseason have been positive – QB Peyton Manning, in fact, has said Collie seems like himself again as they’ve worked out together.

Price of concussions
And it appears that we’ll get the chance to find out when the 2011 season begins, because Collie said he is not going to retire.

"I don't think for me there really was a decision," Collie said. "I didn't even entertain the thought of not coming back. I think the media made their own stories as far as what I was going to do.

"But I always knew I was going to come back."

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Since: Mar 3, 2007
Posted on: May 30, 2011 3:18 am

Collie says he's feeling fine, won't retire

Best of luck to him. I hope the worst of the head injuries are behind him. I would hate to see this talent go to waste, as long as he isn't doing it when he faces my Bengals. 

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