LOS ANGELES: Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was released from hospital on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), a day after he was shot in the lower right leg in Dallas.
Dallas-area television station WFAA reported that Talib’s recollection of the incident in the early hours of Sunday morning was hazy.
“Everything was a blur and I was too intoxicated to remember what happened,” Talib told police, according to the station.
Authorities are still investigating the circumstances of the shooting.
The Broncos confirmed they were aware of the incident, with head coach Gary Kubiak characterizing the injury as minor. Talib is expected to make a full recovery after receiving stitches.
The eight-year veteran is in the third year of a six-year, $57 million contract with the Broncos, who defeated the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 in February.
Talib missed the team’s trip to the White House on Monday, where they were feted by US President Barack Obama.