UPDATE: Monday, Sept. 24, at 3:41 p.m. ET by Patrick Clarke
The Colts received terrible news on Monday. Austin Collie's injured right knee will require surgery and he will be placed on the injured reserve list according to the Indy Star's Phil Richards via Twitter:
#Colts coach Chuck Pagano said WR Austin Collie ruptured patella tendon Sunday. Will require surgery and he will go on IR— Phil Richards (@PhilRichards6) September 24, 2012
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Collie's injury looked serious to Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, and he will undergo an MRI exam on his right knee soon, according to the Indy Star's Phillip B. Wilson.
Collie had one reception for six yards before leaving during the third quarter of Indy's 22-17 home loss. It was Collie's first appearance for the Colts this season after suffering a concussion during the preseason, the third of his career.
The fourth-year wide receiver has struggled with concussions dating back to 2010, when he suffered multiple shots to the head during the regular season and was ultimately shut down for the year. This time around it's Collie's knee that is the concern.
A former standout at BYU, Collie burst onto the scene with the Colts in 2009, catching 60 passes for 676 yards and seven touchdowns. He hauled in 58 receptions for 649 yards and eight touchdowns in 2010 despite playing in just nine games.
Collie did play in all 16 regular season games for Indy in 2011, but his production was down. He recorded 54 receptions but found the end zone just once all year.
Fantasy owners who were hopeful that Collie would return to being a consistently solid performer should absolutely look for some other options on the waiver wire to replace him. If the injury requires surgery then Collie could be lost for the year, and who knows how well he'll bounce back in the future.
Stay tuned for more information and updates on Austin Collie's injury status as they become available.
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