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Richard Collier Update: The worst is realized

Richard Collier Paralyzed, Leg Amputated

Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Richard Collier, shot earlier this month, is paralyzed below the waist and had his left leg amputated.

Dr. Andy Kerwin, a surgeon for the University of Florida at Shands Jacksonville hospital, said Collier, who had 14 bullet wounds, is now in good condition after being previously listed in critical condition.

Kerwin said Collier had bullet wounds to the back, left groin, left legs and right buttock. In addition, a bullet severed his spinal cord, paralyzing him from the waist down. The amputation was the result of damage to his left leg and groin, which had blood clots.

 

All I can say is that I feel deeply for Richard Collier and his family. My thoughts go out to him and the team. I had hoped even if he could not recover to the point of being able to play football, he would walk again. Sadly neither is a reality. Richard if you happen to be reading this, Thank you for your time in Jacksonville and I never wish such an event happen again.