Alex Collins’ season is likely over already.
The free-agent running back revealed Monday that he suffered a broken leg two weeks ago and underwent surgery to repair the injury.
Collins spent last season with the Ravens and was expected to sign with a new team before the start of the regular season, though he expressed he won’t let the setback keep him off the field.
“I refuse to be discouraged,” Collins wrote Monday on Instagram. “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.”
Collins, 24, was selected by the Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2016 draft and signed with the Ravens the following year. He ran for 973 yards and six touchdowns in 2017 but a sprained foot cut his campaign short last season. He finished with 411 yards rushing with seven scores in 10 games.
Things only got worse this offseason when he was waived by Baltimore in March following his arrest after a car crash in Maryland. He was charged with CDS possession with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana in excess of 10 grams and handgun in vehicle.