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Newz Forum: FOOTBALL: Specialist recommends Broncos LB Mobley sit out '04 season

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posted on Jun, 10 2004 @ 09:55 PM
DENVER -- A neck specialist has recommended that Denver Broncos linebacker John Mobley skip the 2004 season.

Coach Mike Shanahan said Mobley would be re-examined in a month or so, but doctors were not sure anything would change.

Mobley has been out since bruising his spinal cord Oct. 26, when he collided with teammate Kelly Herndon and Baltimore running back Jamal Lewis.

When Mobley was examined by Dr. Robert Watkins of Los Angeles last week, an X-ray showed a bruise remains. Watkins recommended that Mobley sit out.

"Right now there is a question mark if he will play a year from now or what direction he will go," Shanahan said Wednesday. "But no decision has to be made immediately, so we will just have to wait and see."

Mobley will remain on the Broncos roster, Shanahan said, but two others are leaving.

Shanahan said defensive lineman Marco Coleman, 34, plans to retire, and the Broncos have cut guard Calvin Collins, who signed with the team Dec. 31 after being out of football since 2001.


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