- The Washington Times - Friday, September 26, 2008

From combined dispatches

When Baltimore Ravens strong safety Dawan Landry felt his toes wiggle after suffering a scary spinal cord concussion Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, he was fairly certain he was going to be all right.

The brother of Redskins safety LaRon Landry has returned to the Ravens’ training complex for treatment and remains in a cervical collar after being released from Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He’s expected to play again this year.

“It was really scary,” Dawan Landry said Thursday in his first interview since the injury. “It was my first time being injured, and at the time I couldn’t feel anything. I was able to talk, though, and I felt my toes a little bit, and I knew I would be fine eventually. By the time I got on the stretcher and got to the ambulance, all my feeling was starting to come back, and I knew I would be OK.”

A CT scan and an MRI didn’t reveal any fractures. Landry never lost consciousness while he was down on the ground for roughly 10 minutes during the final minute of the first half before being carted off the field and taken to the hospital.

Landry is expected to wear the cervical collar for another week and then return to the doctor to be evaluated before he begins rehabilitating his injury.

PATRIOTS: Troy Brown retired Thursday after 15 seasons with New England in which he set a team record for most receptions.

The wide receiver, who hasn’t played this season, made the announcement at a news conference attended by team owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick.

Brown spent his entire NFL career with the Patriots after they drafted him in the eighth round in 1993 out of Marshall. His 557 catches are first in team history, and his 6,366 yards receiving are second to Stanley Morgan’s 10,352. Brown played in one Pro Bowl after the 2001 season.

JETS: Brett Favre walked with only a slight limp Thursday.

The 38-year-old Jets quarterback twisted his left ankle Monday night in New York’s loss at San Diego. Though the ankle was tightly wrapped, Favre appeared to walk comfortably through the locker room before practice.

49ERS: The team will retire Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young’s No. 8 jersey in a halftime ceremony during its game against New England on Oct. 5.


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