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Doctors: Collier paralyzed below waist, one leg had to be amputated

Updated: September 30, 2008, 9:13 AM ET
Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Richard Collier, shot while sitting in a car outside an apartment complex earlier this month, is paralyzed below the waist and his left leg was amputated, his doctor said Monday.

Collier was on a ventilator for about three weeks and has no memory of the shooting, said Dr. Andy Kerwin, a surgeon for the University of Florida at Shands Jacksonville hospital.

"His overall condition has improved greatly," Kerwin said. "We expect ...

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