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Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins hospitalized overnight after being hurt in game against Carolina

Nick Collins was hurt late in Green Bay’s game Sunday. (Bob Leverone / AP)
Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins remained hospitalized in Charlotte overnight after suffering what appeared to be a neck and head injury in the Packers’ victory over the Panthers on Sunday.

“Nick Collins has normal feeling and complete movement in his extremities,” the Packers said in a statement. “As is standard protocol, he will be kept in the hospital overnight for observation. When he returns to Green Bay, he will undergo further testing and evaluation.”

“I went out there and he was moving around,” cornerback Tramon Williams told the Milwaukee Journal. “It always is [scary] every time they bring out that stretcher. You always drop to your knees and hope for the best.”

Collins was hurt when running back Jonathan Stewart jumped over him as he dived to make a tackle. His backside came down on Collins’ head.

“He was moving fine and we told him to give us a thumbs-up,” safety Morgan Burnett said. “Nick gave us the thumbs-up. Everyone was praying for him.”

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