Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat sent to hospital with brutal neck injury
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat was carried off the field on a stretcher on Sunday after sustaining a worrying neck injury.
Sweat was injured on a tackle attempt against New Orleans Saints running back Adam Prentice during the first quarter of the game. But as Sweat headed towards Prentice, he rammed headfirst into the opponent’s side, knocking Sweat’s head back towards his body.
The collision left Sweat immobile and face first on the turf.
The game came to an abrupt halt as medics rushed onto the pitch. The sweat was quickly removed from the pitch and sent to a local hospital for treatment.
Scary scene in Philadelphia: #Eagles Josh Sweat left the field on a stretcher after being on the ground for an extended period. pic.twitter.com/Y6f1kwNsI7
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 1, 2023
The 25-year-old Eagles player had a record 11 sacks and 15 tackles. “Florida State’s 2018 fourth-round pick earned his first Pro Bowl nod last year with 7.5 sacks,” said the New York Post reported.
The Eagles ended up losing to the Saints 20-10 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
The team has since delivered an update and said Sweat has movement in all of his extremities.
Injury update: Eagles DE Josh Sweat was taken to a local hospital with a neck injury as a precaution. It has movement in all extremities.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 1, 2023
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