Philadelphia Eagles’ Josh Sweat Hospitalized After Neck Injury

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The New Year’s Day football game was cut short for Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat.

During the Eagles’ face-off against their rivals, the New Orleans Saints, the professional athlete was carted off the field and taken to a nearby hospital after receiving a neck injury during a collision in the first quarter.

“Eagles DE Josh Sweat has been transported to a local hospital with a neck injury for precautionary reasons,” the Philadelphia Eagles said in a Twitter statement on Jan. 1. “He has movement in all extremities.”

According to NBC Sports, after Sweat tackled Saints fullback, Adam Prentice, headfirst at the end of a third-down conversion, he didn’t get up from the ground. Medical personnel then attended to Sweat following the collision and stayed on the field for several minutes before moving him onto a stretcher and lifting him off the field.

ESPN reported that the Eagles team rushed by the 25-year-old’s side to show their support for him.

In addition to receiving an outpour of love from his teammates, the sports outlet noted that Sweat appeared to be in good spirits before being taken into the tunnel, as he raised his arm to the crowd while they were chanting his name.

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According to Yahoo Sports, Sweat is having a career season high with 11 sacks in 15 games, noting that he’s one of four players to have nine or more sacks for a 13-2 Eagles team. And in 2021, he earned his first Pro Bowl berth.

At this time, there have been no additional updates on Sweat’s health.

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