I wondered if it would be the last play of his career.
It wasn't even his last play of the game. Warner avoided serious injury, returned to the game and seemed in relatively good spirits afterward.
Warner reported soreness in his ribs and chest after taking the hit from McCray during the second quarter of a 45-14 defeat to the Saints. The soreness made breathing uncomfortable. He laughed when a reporter asked whether a hit like that might influence his thoughts on retirement.
"A big hit like that makes you think twice about playing this game," Warner said lightly.
Warner said he plans to get away for a while and talk over his future with wife Brenda. He has one year remaining on his contract.
"I don't think it will be a long and drawn-out process," Warner said. "I think it's something I will discuss with my family and inform the organization about what I plan to do as soon as I have time to think about it."