Nick Collins was supposed to hear medical opinions about his ability to keep playing football after undergoing fusion surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck a couple of weeks ago, but the word never came.
It still hasn’t come and it appears to be unlikely that there will be any definitive answer to questions about his future before the draft next week. Collins’ agent Alan Herman told Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette that Collins still hasn’t gotten all the advice he wants to get before making a decision and that there still isn’t a feel for what the outcome will be when all the advice comes in.
“All the opinions aren’t in and I think he’s getting another opinion,” Herman said. “That doctor was not available — he was on vacation — so I’m hopeful soon. But I think he’s got another meeting with one of the (doctors).”
There’s no guarantee that the Packers will be the team that Collins plays for if he decides to continue his career. Getting cleared by doctors isn’t the same as passing a team physical. Mike McCarthy said this month that he would advise Collins to retire if Collins was his son and that could signal their desire to go with a less risky option at safety next season.