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Wolfe Returns To Practice 10 Days After Scary Hit

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Medical staff attends to Derek Wolfe during the Broncos preseason game in Seattle on Aug. 17, 2013. (credit: CBS)

Medical staff attends to Derek Wolfe during the Broncos preseason game in Seattle on Aug. 17, 2013. (credit: CBS)

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Derek Wolfe practiced with the Denver Broncos on Tuesday for the first time since his arms and legs went numb following a frightening hit in a preseason game at Seattle 10 days earlier.

Showing his neck was fine, Wolfe swiveled his head from side to side on the podium.

That was a far cry from the night he was strapped to a backboard and taken off the field in an ambulance amid fears he had a cervical spine injury that would keep him off the football field and maybe off his feet forever.

The second-year defensive end said he won’t play in the Broncos’ preseason finale Thursday night.

Barring a setback, he plans to be in the lineup when Denver opens the regular season Sept. 5 against Baltimore.

- By Arnie Stapleton, AP Sports Writer

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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