Shop Fantasy Central Golf Guide Email Travel Subscribe SI About Us Home
Super Bowl Home
Other NFL News
Team Pages
  Rams | Titans
  Rams | Titans
Depth Charts
  Rams | Titans
SI's Super Bowl Archive
Top Performers
Your Choice Awards


Titans' Bishop suffers strained neck

Click here for more on this story

Posted: Sunday January 30, 2000 11:35 PM

  Blaine Bishop, Jeff Fisher Titans head coach Jeff Fisher (right) watches as team doctors tended to Blaine Bishop for several minutes. AP

ATLANTA (AP) -- Tennessee safety Blaine Bishop strained his neck in a scary collision during the third quarter of the Super Bowl and lay motionless on the field for several minutes.

Bishop, who jammed his helmet into the back of St. Louis tight end Ernie Conwell on a tackle, did have movement in his arms and legs before he was taken off the field on a stretcher.

"I lost feeling in my neck and left arm. But everything is cool now. I'm going to be OK," said Bishop, who was wearing a neck brace after the game.

"The doctors said I just pinched a nerve. It didn't mess up the bones or anything."

Players on both teams prayed on the sidelines while Bishop was being tended to by trainers. St. Louis quarterback Kurt Warner, a devout Christian, even knelt beside the motionless Bishop.

Bishop was taken to Piedmont Hospital for precautionary X-rays that were negative.

The injury left the Titans without both their starting safeties.

Second-year safety Perry Phenix replaced Bishop. Free safety Marcus Robertson broke his left leg in the AFC Championship Game and was replaced by Anthony Dorsett.

Related information
SI's Peter King: Rams first-half outing could make Vermeil sleepless
Disney's halftime show heats up Georgia Dome
Warner finishes as Super Bowl MVP
Wilkins fights pain to kick three field goals
George's second-half effort comes up short
Visit Multimedia Central for the latest audio and video
Search our site Watch CNN/SI 24 hours a day

Sports Illustrated and CNN have combined to form a 24 hour sports news and information channel. To receive CNN/SI at your home call your cable operator or DirecTV.

Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

CNNSI Copyright © 2000
CNN/Sports Illustrated
An AOL Time Warner Company.
All Rights Reserved.

Terms under which this service is provided to you.
Read our privacy guidelines.