ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos linebacker Warrick
Holdman has been advised by doctors not to play football for three
months after suffering a spinal cord concussion in a collision with
a teammate last week.
Holdman was injured when he was trying to tackle running back
Mike Bell, who lowered his left shoulder and struck the linebacker
in his helmet. Holdman went numb for about 40 seconds before
regaining feeling in his extremities.
Holdman said he was eager to return to practice and fight for a
starting job after being hospitalized overnight. But he never made
it back onto the field.
Coach Mike Shanahan said subsequent tests led doctors to advise
Holdman not to risk playing football for a while. Shanahan said he
wasn't sure what roster move he would make in light of Holdman's