Thursday, August 4, 2011
Jimmy Robinson back after injury
By Todd Archer ESPNDallas.com
SAN ANTONIO -- Six days after suffering a concussion when a player crashed into him at practice, assistant head coach Jimmy Robinson was back on the field Thursday working with the Dallas Cowboys wide receivers.
"It's great to be out there," Robinson said, "but it's a little frustrating that you can't be out there doing your job. I'm getting a little better each day."
Robinson said he still has some headaches and double vision and that the mornings are a little more taxing than the afternoon and evenings.
Robinson was hurt when he was run over by wide receiver Teddy Williams while standing on the sideline during the special teams' portion of practice. Robinson said he remembered seeing Williams at the last second but it was too late for him to get out of the way.
He was quickly attended to by the Cowboys' medical staff and was taken to a local hospital for more tests. He was at the team hotel that night and has slowly returned to meetings with the players. He said he is moving slowly but he hopes to begin throwing passes to his wide receivers soon.
"It's scary when you think about what could have been because this thing could've been a lot worse, permanent damage, a coma, who knows?" Robinson said
The Cowboys moved a VIP section a few yards away from the field to create more room on the sidelines for staff and personnel after Robinson's injury.
"I've known Jimmy for a long time," coach Jason Garrett said. "He's a great friend. He's an outstanding football coach and the one thing I do know about him is he's about as tough as they come. He took quite a shot the other day and I think our medical people did an outstanding job of responding to that as quickly as they did.
"He went through the proper tests and he's still not 100 percent, but he's trying to work his way back to meetings. He's been on the field a little bit now so hopefully he'll be 100 percent soon."
Todd Archer covers the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com.