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Austin Collie: A Concussion To Remember

Published by on December 21, 2010
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

We had another harrowing reminder on Sunday about just how dangerous football can be.  The brutal but clean hit that Indianapolis Colts receiver Austin Collie took against Jacksonville should be examined by all of us.  We should also examine our true feelings.

Football is dangerously tough.  But watching what happened to Austin Collie made it very clear what's at stake for the many men and boys who play our favorite sport.

Collie was attempting to catch a Peyton Manning pass over the middle.  He got hit just above the shoulder pads by one Jaguar, and below the waist by another.  During the tackle Collie's neck was violently wrenched up and to the side.  The hit was dangerous and vicious—but it was technically perfectly legal.

Afterward, all you could see was Austin Collie motionless on the field.

The crowd went silent, and I'm sure the same ...

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