Packers safety Nick Collins is believed to be in good condition after being taken off the field on a stretcher in Carolina today.
Collins suffered what looked like a head or neck injury while trying to tackle Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart. Collins’ helmet hit Stewart’s leg, and the impact caused his neck to bend in an ugly fashion. There was a lengthy delay as Collins was attended to, but Collins was waving to the crowd as he was stretchered off.
Rachel Nichols of ESPN reports that Collins was taken to a local hospital, but indications are good and the Packers are hoping he’ll be out of the hospital in time to make the team flight home. And Charley Casserly of CBS reports that Collins has movement in all extremities and a CT scan was negative.
So it appears that Collins will be just fine after an injury that looked severe.