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WATCH: Tyler Varga's unlikely road to the Colts

Posted at 5:26 AM, Sep 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-22 05:26:43-04

Tyler Varga took an unusual route on his way to playing professional American football.

Born in Sweden, and raised in Ontario, Varga was a standout high school football player and league MVP, until an injury in his final high school game threatened not just his career, but his leg.

A torn muscle in that game developed into a rare compartment syndrome that had doctors worrying they might have to amputate. Fortunately for Varga, things went a different way.

"My nerves started coming back slowly, and eventually I started wiggling my toes," Varga said.

Varga was picked up by the Colts as an undrafted free agent in May.

RTV6 Sports Director Dave Furst sat down with the rookie running back to talk about how he got to this point. Watch that interview in the video player above.