Foxworth shows no indication of lingering problems

Updated: December 27, 2006, 7:51 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Domonique Foxworth is embarrassed more than anything.

Domonique Foxworth
Foxworth

The Broncos' versatile defensive back collapsed and hyperventilated in the locker room after recording 14 tackles in Denver's 24-23 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Foxworth, who was able to walk out of Invesco Field on his own, practiced Wednesday without incident.

Afterward, in his first public comments since the scare, Foxworth said he was fighting a cold that left him congested and feeling lousy. He said doctors told him his body wasn't releasing carbon dioxide properly.

"From what I understand, it was a snowball effect," Foxworth said. "I don't think I was getting as much air as I needed the entire game and it caught up to me in the locker room."

Foxworth, who played safety, nickel back and on all four special teams units, said: "I don't remember blacking out. I've heard conflicting stories from my teammates. Some of them might want to tell a good story, who knows? But from what I remember, I just came in, I remember people talking to me and then I was just breathing really heavy and the whole breathing heavy part was just a blur.

"And then I remember when I regained everything I looked up and there was like 60 people standing in front of me and then I felt real stupid," Foxworth said. "It's like, 'Get away from me. I'm fine now.'"

He said he would rather have talked about his career-high 14 tackles.

"There we go, 14 tackles, that's a good job," Foxworth said. "Hyperventilating in the locker room afterward, not so cool."


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