RB Alex Collins recently suffered broken leg
Free agent running back Alex Collins remains unsigned even with training camps beginning around the NFL in the next few weeks. A recent injury will only delay him from finding a new home.
Collins shared on Instagram Monday that he recently suffered a broken leg.
“This past year has been a challenging one for me, but has also allowed me to look within and grow as a person. God has a plan for all of us and right now that includes me using what I’ve learned through every experience and pressing forward to the road ahead,” he wrote.
“Two weeks ago I broke a bone in my leg and I underwent successful surgery. I refuse to be discouraged. Instead, I have faith and am optimistic about the process. I believe that all that has happened is making me physically and emotionally stronger, and is necessary for me to succeed in life.
“I have already begun the healing and rehab process, and I fully trust God’s plan for me. I look forward to getting back to playing football and doing what I love most. Thank you for everyone who has supported me. I’ll be back Irish dancing soon.”
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says Collins had interest from teams and was expected to play this year, but the injury is an obvious setback.
Bad news for former #Ravens RB Alex Collins: The former starter suffered a broken leg and recently had surgery to repair it, source says. His legal situation should wrap up shortly, he had interest from teams and was expected to play this year. Now, he is forced to wait.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 16, 2019
Collins played for the Ravens the past two seasons but was waived by Baltimore following a car crash near the team facility in March.
After rushing for 973 yards in 2017, Collins had just 411 yards on 3.6 yards per carry last season. He has scored 15 career touchdowns.