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Nick Collins's Surgery Successful, Optimistic About Return

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by PackersRS, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. PackersRS

    PackersRS Cheesehead

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  2. realcaliforniacheese

    realcaliforniacheese A-Rods Boss

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    That is fantastic news, lets hope his recovery is free of complications.
     
  3. bozz_2006

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    Glad things are optimistic. I know that people have had fusion surgeries in the past and that things have been just fine for their playing careers afterwards. But I'm not very familiar with the procedure. Anybody?
     
  4. Future

    Future He did WHAT?

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    Very good news. Hope Nick is able to play again, can't imagine a career ending at such a young age for such a talented player.
     
  5. YouFrgotPoland

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    Nick is an amazing player, great to hear it went well. Here's to a full recovery.

    I think a lot of people underestimate just how important he was to our defense.
     
  6. SoCalPacker

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    I wish him the best and hope that everything will be good for him
     
  7. Kitten

    Kitten Feline Cheesehead Staff Member Super Moderator

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    That is some great news!!! Wish he'd be back this year as we miss him very much!!!
     
  8. AmishMafia

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    Godspeed
     
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    This is great news for the Packers and even better news for Collins and his family. Praying for a full recovery; and a speedy one.
     
  11. Powarun

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    Great news, great news for next season. Hope Collins does well with his time off and keep in shape.
     
  12. Helmets

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    Glad to hear this news
     
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    Glad to hear that his surgery went well... it would be such a sad ending to a bright career... can't wait to see him suit up again for us next year!
     
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    Don't want to be a Debbie Downer and I want to be optimistic, but at the same time he had a major injury. Even with a spinal fusion we are talking about an extended recovery time. Bones don't fuse overnight and even then, it may require follow up surgeries. He may well decide to call it quits even if he could play again. I know I'd have second thoughts about playing again after what he went through. We'll just have to wait and see.
     
  16. Powarun

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    While I agree, I am happy that even if he did call it quits its not like he will be permanently injured, and he would be making the best decision for himself. It has to be a tough call, but not everyone can be like Favre and throw themselves into injury after injury into injury causing boneheaded decisions later in life. He was a great asset to the Pack, and it would be a dang shame to see him go, but for his safety it would be worth it if he did.
     
  17. gbpack12_2_89

    gbpack12_2_89 Bleeding Green and Gold

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    I hope he dosnt call it quits but if he does I am really glad that he got a INT for a TD in the biggest game of his carrer and that is the best memory I will have of Nick.
     
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  18. Forget Favre

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    According to an article on PFT, it can take up to 6 months to see what is going on regarding if Nick will play again or not.
    One thing at a time.
    Life first.
    Football second.
     
  19. PackMan13x

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    I'm a Collins fan for life whether or not he has already played his last snap. Go Nick Go!
     
  20. greenandgold

    greenandgold I'm Dirty Hairy Callahan

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    Ain't this the same surgery Manning just had?
     
  21. 98Redbird

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    Yes, but I think Manning had multiple vertebre fused. Collins just had the one. Also, pretty sure Manning has a history of neck issues, but I could be wrong.
     
  22. PackersRS

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    Plus, Manning doesn't tackle for a living...
     

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