Richard Collier In Stable Condition After Surgery

Earlier this month, I did a post on the shooting of Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Richard Collier. For the last few weeks, little has been reported on his condition or the motive behind the shooting. Today, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that the 6ft 7, 345lb player has undergone another major surgery.

Collier is paralyzed below the waist and has had his left leg amputated, his doctors said today. They said Collier, who had 14 bullet wounds, is now in stable condition after being previously listed in critical condition.

Collier and former teammate Kenneth Pettway were waiting for two women outside an apartment complex early Sept. 2 when a gunman fired into the vehicle, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Pettway was not injured.

The motive behind the attack on Collier is unknown, but investigators said earlier he appeared to be targeted.

Collier was the third NFL player shot in the past 18 months. Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor was fatally shot during what police said was a botched burglary attempt at his Miami-area home in November. Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams was killed when his rented limousine was sprayed with bullets minutes after leaving a New Year's party at a club in 2007

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