Jeremy Shockey speaks (sort of)

METAIRIE, La. -– New Orleans' tight end Jeremy Shockey spoke to the media Saturday for the first time since he was hospitalized after collapsing in the Saints’ weight room more than a week ago.

But he didn’t have much to say about what coach Sean Payton described as a situation where Shockey was dehydrated, had low blood sugar and fainted. Payton said Shockey had gone through an assortment of medical tests and there were no indications the problem would happen again in the future.

Shockey wouldn’t elaborate.

“I think Sean already described that,’’ Shockey said. “I’m not a doctor.’’

Shockey sat out Friday’s practice with back spasms, but participated in the Friday afternoon session and Saturday morning.

“My back is still hampering me a little bit,’’ Shockey said. “That’s expected. I really wasn’t expecting to do much today, but I felt better. It’s hard to just sit and watch my teammates practice and being just watching. I did some things and I hope to keep continuing to work in and getting back to 100 percent.”