Nick Collins' Neck Injury Ends His Season For Packers

S Nick Collins suffered a scary-looking neck injury in Week 2 and the Packers confirmed he would be placed on injured reserve, ending his 2011 season.

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Nick Collins Injury: Packers Confirm Safety Is Our For Season

Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins suffered a scary-looking neck injury in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers. Jonathan Stewart caught a pass for the Panthers and Collins tried to make the tackle which caused his neck to slam into Stewart's body.

Collins laid on the field as trainers tended to him and a stretcher was eventually brought out to carry him off. The Packers announced later that night that Collins had movement in his extremities.

At his Monday press conference, head coach Mike McCarthy announced that Collins would go on injured reserve because of the neck injury. That will officially end Collins 2011 season.

McCarthy didn't announce any specifics about the neck or whether it would affect Collins' career beyond the 2011 season.

Colins is 28 years old and was originally drafted by the Packers in the second round of the 2005 NFL draft. 

Hop on over to SB Nation's Acme Packing Company to see how Packers fans are handling the news. 

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Packers Vs. Panthers: Safety Nick Collins Leaves Game With Apparent Neck Injury

Green Bay Packers starting safety Nick Collins left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers after suffering an apparent neck injury. Collins has started all 16 of the games each of the past three seasons.

Stretcher on the field for Nick Collins, whose neck bent awkwardly when Jonathan Stewart's leg hit his helmet when Stewart hurdled him.
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Collins has registered 17 interceptions over the past three years and has been a stalwart for the Packers defense. During his first six seasons, he has only missed three games and has started every game in which he's played. He has registered 413 tackles and defended 62 passes in his prolific career.

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