Packers Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins was scheduled to receive word from doctors on Monday regarding his ability to return to football after suffering a neck injury early in the 2011 season. Monday came and went with no news regarding Collins’ condition.
Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that neither Collins nor his agent, Alan Herman, could be reached on Monday, the day that Collins was due to learn the results of his latest medical examination.
Herman said Friday that Dr. Frank Cammisa was expected to let Collins know on Monday whether it would be safe to resume playing following fusion surgery to repair a herniated disc.
Even if Collins is cleared, the Packers have to determine that Collins can pass a physical. Said coach Mike McCarthy last week, “If Nick was my son, I would not let him play.”
Herman didn’t take issue with McCarthy’s view. “I kind of agree with that, to be very candid with you,” Herman said in response.
Collins, 28, is a three-time Pro Bowler.