ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos linebacker Warrick Holdman was released from the hospital Friday, 24 hours after being
treated for a spinal cord concussion following a collision with a
teammate at training camp.
"He did have some numbness this morning but not a lot," coach
Mike Shanahan said.
The Broncos didn't say when Holdman, who spent the night at Sky
Ridge Medical Center, would be able to practice again.
Holdman was injured Thursday when he tried to tackle running
back Mike Bell, who lowered his left shoulder and struck the
243-pound linebacker in the crown of his helmet. Holdman crumpled
to the grass and temporarily lost feeling in his extremities,
although he could move his arms and legs by the time he was taken
off the field to a waiting ambulance.
Holdman is a ninth-year pro in his first season in Denver after
spending the last two years in Washington. He is among several
veterans vying for the starting job at strong side linebacker.
Wilson injured his neck in a game against Seattle last December
and failed a physical this spring that nixed a trade to the
New York Giants before his release.
Holdman's injury was reminiscent of Wilson's, in part because he
wears Wilson's old No. 56.