Denver linebacker leaves game on stretcher

Aug. 9, 2008 at 10:07 PM

HOUSTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Denver linebacker Louis Green left the field on a stretcher with a neck injury and a concussion in the first quarter of Saturday's pre-season game at Houston.

Green collided with Broncos teammate D.J. Williams as the two converged on a tackle of Texans tight end Owen Daniels, who caught a short pass on the play.

Green was motionless on the field for several minutes as medical staff rushed to check on him. He was strapped to the stretcher and was moving his fingers and hands when he was rolled off the field and taken to a hospital for further evaluation.

Starting his fifth season, the 28-year-old out of Alcorn State played in all 16 games for Denver last season.

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