Eagles cornerback Patrick Robinson suffered a concussion during Philadelphia’s win over the New York Giants on Sunday. The veteran defender has entered the league’s mandatory concussion protocol, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
The injury occurred on a play where Robinson got hit in the head/neck area twice: first by a Giants player and then by Eagles safety Rodney McLeod. Didn’t look pleasant. Robinson was down on the field for some time before eventually leaving the game.
Robinson’s absence forced Malcolm Jenkins to play in the slot with Corey Graham filling in on the back end. The Eagles’ defense struggled to defend the Giants for most of the day, but Robinson being out didn’t help matters. He’s been pretty good in the slot for Philly this season.
The good news for the Eagles is that they don’t play until Monday, December 25 in Week 16. The team won’t start practicing for their matchup against the Raiders until Thursday. That’ll give Robinson a little extra time to be cleared to return, though it may take longer than that.
Philadelphia’s defense has really struggled the last few weeks. It’d be nice if they weren’t missing one of their better defenders.
Then again, the Eagles’ Week 16 game might not matter if the Vikings lose on Saturday, December 23.