Terrell Owens was taken to the emergency room after suffering an adverse reaction to painkillers taken for treatment of his fractured hand, a source close to Owens told ESPN. Doctors treating the Dallas Cowboys receiver were trying to induce vomiting, according to a television report.
Owens was brought by a fire rescue crew to Baylor Medical Center, Dallas-Fort Worth television station KTVT reported, citing sources the station did not identify.
A reporter for the station later said she saw Owens being wheeled down the hall.
Calls from the Associated Press to Owens's agent, his publicist, and the Cowboys were not immediately returned.
The hospital told the AP that it does not have a patient registered by Owens's name.
Owens broke the bone leading to his right ring finger a week ago Sunday night. The next day, a plate was screwed in, protecting the bone so it can heal without further damage.
Earlier yesterday, Cowboys coach Bill Parcells had said he expected Owens (broken finger) to rejoin his teammates at practice today and would start Sunday in Tennessee if he proves he can play.
``I can't screw it up, and right now I am screwing it up," Lewis said in a bye week interview, one of the rare times coach Tom Coughlin allows his assistants to talk to the media.
Meanwhile, tight ends coach Mike Pope said he hopes Shockey thinks of what late former owners Wellington Mara and Bob Tisch would think before he speaks out.
Pope said he had a long chat with his pupil in the wake of his comments that New York was outcoached in a 42-30 loss to Seattle over the weekend.