The Philadelphia Eagles are facing an uphill climb in the second half of their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Down 28-14, the Eagles will need to climb back into the game without the help of Zach Ertz. The tight end was diagnosed with a concussion and will not return.
Ertz suffered a concussion in the second half when he tried to hurdle two Bucs defenders for a first down. On the play Ertz looked like he suffered some serious-looking whiplash, and hit his head hard on the turf. Ertz finished the game with two catches for 12 yards.
Mark Sanchez and the Eagles offense looked to be targeting the tight ends in the first half. Brent Celek had three catches for 37 yards, and Sanchez overthrew Ertz and Celek on back-to-back plays in the first quarter.
Through nine games this season, Ertz has 38 receptions for 394 yards. Hopefully the Eagles will get their young playmaker back soon.