08-02-2007, 04:43 PM

Broncos linebacker Warrick Holdman was rushed to the hospital on Thursday (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7085020) after suffering an apparent head or neck injury.

"He went numb for about 30, 40 seconds out there. He got his feeling back, which is a good sign," coach Mike Shanahan said. "I don't know anything for sure. . . . It was a good sign when he could move his fingers, move his toes and was able to sit up. We'll keep our fingers crossed."

Holdman crumpled to the ground after apparently hitting the crown of his helmet on another helmet. He was taken to a local hospital for tests and treatment.

LINK (http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm)

08-03-2007, 01:19 PM
LINK (http://www.pfcritics.com/news101/WarrickHoldmanSuffersSpina.php)

Warrick Holdman Suffers Spinal Cord Concussion
By Chris Pokorny, PFCritics Writer August 3, 2007 The Denver Broncos have had enough injuries in camp already, and the scariest one came Thursday when linebacker Warrick Holdman was hospitalized with a spinal cord concussion following a collision with a teammate. Holdman was carted off the field and kept at the hospital overnight for observation. After the collision, Holdman went numb for about 30-40 seconds.

"It was a good sign when he could move his fingers, move his toes and was able to sit up," said Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan. "We'll keep our fingers crossed."

Holdman was down on the ground for about eight minutes as the training staff attended to him, as his teammates watched.

"That's the one thing you don't want to see whether it's a teammate or whether it's an opponent," cornerback Dre' Bly said. "We don't play this game to get injured, we play this game to entertain and have fun. So, whenever you see a guy go down, especially injuries like that when you're not moving and stuff like that, everyone immediately goes down and prays."

After spending the past two seasons with the Washington Redskins, Holdman joined the Broncos to compete for a starting linebacker role. Holdman had been playing well in camp, and was still in the running for the job.

"You never want to see one of your teammates down," safety John Lynch said. "It brings back memories of Al Wilson. It's the worst thing about football. I thought about Al when he was down.