|06-05-2013, 12:36 AM||#1|
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Ex-Colts WR Austin Collie Won't Let Concussions Halt NFL Comeback
Are NFL teams obligated to protect Austin Collie from himself?
The former Colts receiver can be a tantalizing player -- he’s got a knack for getting open, and understands how to build a rapport with a quarterback.
But he has suffered at least three scary concussions, which makes him more likely to suffer another one. Even if a team doesn’t feel like it has to protect him from himself by not putting him on the field, it has to measure the likelihood that he will be regularly available.
He is working his way back from a knee injury that cost him all but a game last season.
"I'll sign a waiver, all right?" he told Mike Garafolo of USA Today. "They're not going to have to worry about me suing. I'll hold myself to be accountable ..."
"I just need that closure. When I feel like I accomplish everything I want to accomplish, I'll have no problem walking away from the game. But I have more to give."
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