UPDATE: The Eagles issued a statement on Avonte Maddox.
“Avonte Maddox has movement in all extremities. For precautionary reasons he has been sent to the hospital for further evaluation.”
Also good to hear:
Miles Sanders said Avonte Maddox had feeling in his extremities and was joking with his teammates on the stretcher. Miles said he thinks they were just being very careful with him but he thinks he'll be OK.— Reuben Frank (@RoobNBCS) September 27, 2019
ORIGINAL STORY BELOW.
With less than two minutes in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox was down motionless on the field after teammate Andrew Sendejo went in for a tackle and sent Maddox flying with a helmet-to-helmet hit.
Maddox stayed down on the ground following the hit, and the replay did not look good.
A stretcher was eventually brought onto the field, and the entire rest of the Eagles team came out onto the field as he was being strapped in. His hands were placed over his chest, and the Eagles medical team and EMTs were talking to him as they wheeled him off the field.
With earlier news that Sidney Jones was out for the remainder of the game with a hamstring injury, and the Eagles already without Ronald Darby, the remaining healthy corners on the active roster include just Rasul Douglas and recent practice squad promotion Craig James.
Here’s hoping Maddox is okay. Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.