October 2, 2006
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay quarterback Chris Simms was released from St. Joseph's Hospital over the weekend, less than a week after undergoing surgery to remove a ruptured spleen.
It's uncertain which play Simms was hurt on, though Panthers defensive end Al Wallace was fined $7,500 for a fourth-quarter hit that Bucs coach Jon Gruden thought might have been the most damaging.
Doctors expect the 26-year-old son of Super Bowl-winning quarterback Phil Simms to make a full recovery. It normally takes about six weeks to heal, and the Bucs have not ruled out the possibility of him playing again this season.