Colts wide receiver Austin Collie missed six of last season’s final eight games thanks to multiple concussions, and he didn’t finish a game after week six. When you think about the Colts and concussions, it’s natural to have your mind zero right in on Collie. He was one of the NFL’s poster boys on concussions last year. But he’s sick of all that talk.
Collie said in a Thursday radio interview that all of that stuff is a matter for the past. He’s fine and he’s ready to play in 2011. “I think I have kind of put that behind me,” Collie said.
“I don’t like to dwell on it too much just because it can affect your play going across the middle and catching another ball. I don’t want to watch it. People want to show me and ask how I felt during that time and whatnot. I just kind of brush it aside because it is one of those things that it is in the past and it’s unfortunate. I was unlucky, but I’m just looking forward to this next season and getting on with it.”
Collie also had an injury update on another Colts wide receiver: Anthony Gonzalez. Knee injuries limited him to playing in just three games since the end of the 2008-2009 season. But Collie said Gonzalez is good right now. “He feels great,” Collie said. “Anthony is a wonderful player when he is healthy. He’s explosive, and we’re hoping to have a healthy year from him and get a lot of guys healthy.”