PRO FOOTBALL DAILY REPORT : Packer Coach Getting Better

Associated Press

Green Bay Packer assistant coach Gil Haskell has made significant improvement after fracturing his skull in a sideline mishap during Sunday’s NFC championship game.

“He is still confused, but is conversing and recognizing family members,” Michael Foreman, the trauma surgeon directing Haskell’s care at Baylor University Medical Center, said Tuesday.

Haskell, 52, probably will be moved from Baylor’s neurological intensive care unit today, Foreman said.

Haskell was injured late in the second quarter of Sunday’s game at Texas Stadium, won 38-27 by the Dallas Cowboys.

Cowboy safety Darren Woodson knocked flanker Robert Brooks out of bounds and into Haskell, whose head struck the artificial surface.