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September 23, 2011

Collins battling through sore shoulder

INDIANAPOLIS — As it looks now, Kerry Collins will be the starting quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Collins saw limited work during Wednesday’s practice and returned for full practice Thursday despite a sore right shoulder. He was hurt in Sunday’s home loss to the Cleveland Browns but was able to finish the game.

The injury was not known immediately after the game but came to light early this week.

“Limited would be the accurate description [for Wednesday’s practice]. He did some things and didn’t do others. Limited, but we anticipate that [Thursday is] going to be a little bit more,” Colts coach Jim Caldwell explained.

Should Collins have issues with the shoulder the remainder of this week or at some point during Sunday night’s game with Pittsburgh, back-up Curtis Painter is waiting patiently in the wings.

“I think the focus is on making sure [Collins is] ready at this point. If anything should happen later, then I’ll try to be ready,” Painter said.

The former Purdue standout said he’s learned from both Manning and Collins.

“That’s kind of what I’ve been doing for the first couple years — using the mental reps and watching things. Even with the experience from preseason and just being a little bit more experienced from that helps out with being able to watch it and go through mental reps. Even the on-field stuff early, it helps out with having a feel for everything else that’s going on right now.”

He gained valuable experience working with the first offensive unit during training camp and the preseason before Collins was added to the roster.

“I was glad that I got as much work as I did in the preseason. I think that helped tremendously,” Painter said. “It’s helping me at this point and hopefully going forward, if any opportunity comes up. I really embraced that and felt like it was good.”

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