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Colts' Austin Collie out for the season due to knee injury

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INDIANAPOLIS - Austin Collie will be placed on injured reserve after a ruptured patella in his knee, head coach Chuck Pagano said Monday.

Collie suffered the injury after making his first catch of the season in the third quarter of the Colts' 22-17 loss to Jacksonville on Sunday afternoon.

"It's terrible," said Pagano on Monday afternoon. "You hate to see it for anybody, on any team."

Pagano said that Collie will have surgery on his knee and will be immediately placed on IR.

The receiver missed the first three games of the season as he recovered from a concussion suffered against the Steelers in Week 2 of the preseason.

Injuries have been a part of the receiver's four-year career in Indianapolis which began with promise after a 60 catch, seven touchdown rookie season in 2009. He also made 17 catches in the Colts' run to Super Bowl XLIV including a touchdown in the AFC Divisional and Championship games. 

Collie ran into trouble with concussion in 2010 when he took a hit to the head in a November 7th game at Philadelphia. Two weeks later he returned to face the Patriots but again was feeling concussion symptoms and had to come out of the game after just a quarter-and-a-half of play.

He returned December 21st to face the Jaguars and made eight catches for 87 yards and two touchdowns before suffering another concussion that ended his season.

In 2011 Collie remained injury free, playing in all 16 games and making 54 catches for 514 yards and a touchddown. He began the 2012 preseason strong with a touchdown against the Rams in the opener before suffering another concussion at Pittsburgh the following Sunday.

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