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Al Wilson UPDATE

June 9, 2007

Finally, some news about Al Wilson…. Unfortunately, it’s not good news.

Tom Kensler from the Denver Post caught up with Wilson at his annual Prostate Cancer Golf Tournament which is expected to raise more than $100,000 this year to support free or low-cost prostate cancer screenings. This will be Wilson’s 6th year hosting the event that he started after losing his grandfather to the disease.

The topic on everyone’s mind, however, was Al Wilson’s medical status in regard to the neck injury he suffered in the fourth quarter of the Seattle game last year. That injury caused him to fail both his physical exam in Denver and one in New York (when he visited during trade talks with the Giants).

Wilson told the Post that he is waiting on further medical tests, that might show improvement in his neck.

“I’m just trying to stay in shape and see where it goes from there. The neck feels good. But at the same time, that’s just an internal thing, how I feel. You never know until you get out there and play ball. If you’re not healthy, you shouldn’t be out there. So it’s still up in the air. I feel good. But that doesn’t mean the tests won’t show that nothing has changed. I’m just looking forward to finding out.”

— Al Wilson 6/8/07

Wilson did say that he was staying in contact with several NFL teams, but he didn’t mention which ones.

Over all, this doesn’t sound positive. In fact, I now hold very little hope of seeing Big Al back in uniform (for any team). What a sad ending to such an outstanding eight year career in Denver.

FULL STORY in the Denver Post

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One comment

  1. Man that sucks. I’m not sure of the specifics but someone should hook him up with what Mike Alstott did when he was going through his neck injury. I think it was out of Pittsburgh.

    Ah… I found a link here:

    http://www.sptimes.com/2004/08/02/Bucs/Alstott_eager_for_nex.shtml



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