Goodson recounts harrowing neck injury

August 11, 2012, 5:06 am
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NAPA -- Three days after being strapped to a gurney and being driven off the practice field in an ambulance, Mike Goodson spoke to reporters about his scary experience.The Raiders running back, who was hit by linebacker Philip Wheeler in the collision, said he lost feeling in his legs immediately."I tried to get up and I couldn't," Goodson said. "I couldn't feel my legs so it was pretty tough."The collision occurred as Goodson went across the middle for a Carson Palmer pass and Raiders coach Dennis Allen, after watching the film, said Goodson ducked a bit into Wheeler's shoulder pads.Goodson has not practiced since Tuesday's incident -- he was not on the practice field Wednesday and the Raiders were off Thursday -- and Allen said there is no timetable for Goodson to return to practice."He's out here (observing)," Allen said. "He's able to be moving around. He's still pretty sore. We're just kind of going to see how is is day to day. We'll see."Goodson described the injury now as a "crick in your neck when you wake up in the morning ... a little more intense than that, but that's pretty much it."Sitting in that bed, man, them telling me not to move and stuff is pretty difficult for an athlete. But once (the test results) came back and they said everything was negative, it made me feel good."

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