De'Vante Bausby, who was taken off the field Sunday on a backboard after colliding with a teammate, says he "couldn't move'' for 30 minutes after the hit.
The Denver Broncos cornerback hopes to return to the field soon.
"Strengthen my [neck] muscles again and I'll be good to go,'' Bausby said.
He was asked if he was nervous or afraid after the incident.
"Little bit. ... I was never unconscious," he said."I just couldn't move, but I was still talking and everything. The doc, the neurologist said I was going to be fine and I just trusted that, and after about 30 minutes I was able to wiggle my toes and after a couple hours I was able to regain full mobility, so I was straight, I was fine. ... They said I was paralyzed for 30 minutes; after 30 minutes I could wiggle my toes and after two hours I could move everything else."