Mobley concentrating on his health, not football

Updated: November 6, 2003, 8:41 AM ET

DENVER -- Denver Broncos linebacker John Mobley says he is more concerned about recovering from a bruised spinal cord than knowing when he can play football again.

Mobley said this week he's not certain whether he will play again this season. "I'm worried about my personal health more than anything right now," he said.

Mobley was temporarily paralyzed when he collided with two players in an Oct. 26 game against the Ravens in Baltimore. He lay on the field for more than 10 minutes.

He spent the night in a Baltimore hospital before returning to Denver.

Doctors were waiting for the swelling to go down in Mobley's neck so they can make a more accurate assessment of his injuries.

He was to meet with a neck specialist Thursday in California.

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