Sunday, October 26, 2003
Mobley injures neck against Baltimore
BALTIMORE -- Denver linebacker John Mobley bruised his
spinal cord during the Broncos' game against the Baltimore Ravens
on Sunday and was being held in the hospital overnight for
X-rays were negative and Mobley had regained full feeling in his
arms and legs.
Broncos trainer Steve Antonopulos said Mobley had some tingling
in his hand after he was taken off the field in the second quarter
following a delay of about 10 minutes. He was taken to the Maryland
shock trauma center where an examination showed no broken bones.
However, Antonopulos said there was some swelling around
Mobley's spinal cord and he would be held in the hospital rather
than fly back to Denver with the team.
Mobley, a former All-Pro, was injured with 1:37 left in the
first half when he collided with teammate Kelly Herndon as they
tackled Jamal Lewis.
The Broncos have been devastated by injuries. They played Sunday
with third-stringer Danny Kanell at quarterback, with starter Jake
Plummer out with a broken foot and backup Steve Beuerlein out for
the season with a broken finger.
Linebacker Ian Gold also is out for the season with a knee