Austin Collie isn't ready to give up on football after his third concussion in less then two years. The Colts wide receiver practiced for the third time on Thursday after getting cleared to practice on Monday. The decision on whether Collie will play on Sunday in the Colts season opener hasn't been decided yet. Collie is leaving that up to doctors and the coaching staff. For him it's a day-by-day thing and there is no definite timetable for his return to game action.
"I'm just going to continue to see how I feel, I don't want to make a statement of yes I am playing or no I'm not playing because we still have time. I want to see how things go today and see how things to tomorrow and we will go from there," said Collie.
Collie understands injuries are apart of the game and if everything checks out he's going to play this weekend.
"Obviously people are going to have ideas of what I should do and what my family should say or how they should intervene and how the coaches should intervene and how the organization should intervene and that is fine. Everyone should have their own opinion but when it comes down to it it is my choice and it's my families choice."
Collie has worn a specialized helmet for some time now but he did make a recent change to a Xenith helmet. The move was a suggestion by former Colts tight end Dallas Clark.
"It's a new helmet that I've tried this week and this last week. That like I said I tried before and I didn't like it but now there's a new model that I like very well. I talked to Dallas about it and he says he loves it and he had concussion problems early in his career and it saved him so hopefully it can do that same for me."