Sep 23, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano walks with wide receiver Austin Collie (17) as he is injured and helped off the field against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium. Jacksonville defeats Indianapolis 22-17. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Austin Collie Injury: Colts WR Out For Year With Ruptured Patellar Tendon

The season is over prematurely for Colts WR Austin Collie.

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Austin Collie's Injury Is Season-Ending

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured patella tendon, according to Tom James on Twitter. It looks as though Collie is headed for injured reserve, just after his first appearance this season on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Collie went down in the third quarter of the 22-17 loss, and had a magnetic resonance imaging test on Monday.

Collie is in the final year of his contract, and the Colts have already seemingly replaced him with the signing of Nathan Palmer from the San Francisco 49ers' practice squad. Palmer played for Northern Illinois. He lost his starting job to Donnie Avery, who is the clear No. 2 behind Reggie Wayne, and T.Y. Hilton has been playing well in the No. 3 spot, meaning Collie was already becoming expendable for the Colts.

This isn't the first time Collie has suffered a serious injury. He's dealt with concussion problems throughout his short career, with at least three over the past two seasons.

For more on the Indianapolis Colts, go to Stampede Blue, and keep up with news and analysis from around the league at SB Nation's main NFL hub.

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Austin Collie Injury: Colts WR Sprains Knee Vs. Jaguars

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie has been carted off the field in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with a sprained knee. The team has ruled out his return for the game, according to Kareem Copeland of NFL.com.

After hitting the turf hard at Lucas Oil Stadium, the crowd fell silent as Collie was motionless on the ground. The wide receiver has been diagnosed with multiple concussions during his career, so there was obvious concern that he had suffered another head injury.

The Colts have said that Collie's injury is a knee sprain, though, which is a bit of a relief. After suffering a concussion during the preseason, Collie was making his season debut on Sunday, but now it's unclear how long he'll be on the sidelines.

Stay in this storystream for all your NFL info today. For more on the Indianapolis Colts, check out Stampede Blue.

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