Baltimore Colts linebacker Mike Woods suffered a severe spinal cord injury when he was shot during a robbery of his father and another man in a house on Cleveland's East Side. Woods, 27, who lives in suburban Shaker Heights, was listed in guarded condition in the intensive care unit at Mount Sinai Hospital.

"He was shot in the lower part of his head in the neck region," a hospital spokesman said. "Whether or not he is going to improve is problematic at this time." . . .

Forrest Gregg, head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, received the American Cancer Society's Courage Award at the White House, presented on behalf of the president by First Lady Nancy Reagan. Gregg was honored for his victory over melanoma and for the inspiration he has been to cancer patients and their families . . .

San Francisco quarterback Joe Montana says, "I couldn't go on strike over the issues they're talking about. Unless things change, I will be playing football." Montana said he believes the issues in the dispute between the NFL and the players union "are ridiculous in a lot of ways" and is especially displeased with the wage scale proposed by union director Ed Garvey. Under the scale proposal, Montana would receive the same base pay as any other player. However, he would receive additional pay for such factors as being a starter and for the amount of time played . . .

Mike Strachan, who led the New Orleans Saints in rushing in 1975, was indicted on seven counts of selling and conspiring to sell cocaine, U.S. Attorney John Volz announced in New Orleans. Strachan faces a possible maximum sentence of 105 years in prison and $175,000 in fines if convicted on all counts.