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Darius Slay injury: Eagles cornerback carted off in Bucs playoff game [UPDATE]

The veteran CB took a big hit and was unable to leave the field under his own power.

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Philadelphia Eagles v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

[UPDATE]: After exit interviews, Darius Slay spoke to reporters on Wednesday and said that he avoided a major back injury, and would’ve missed 3-4 weeks if they were still playing. The veteran CB admitted he didn’t know exactly what the diagnosis was, other than a bunch of “big ass words”.


The Eagles have little to celebrate in their ugly loss to the Bucs in the wild game round of the playoffs, and things got even worse for Philly halfway through the fourth quarter when Darius Slay had to be carted off the field.

Slay took a knee to the side/back while making a play, and ended up writhing in pain afterward. He attempted to get off the field on his own, but didn’t make it far, and ultimately needed the cart to get back to the locker room. The incident led to the sideline coming onto the field to show their support — waking them up from their dumbfounded stares.

The veteran CB had knee surgery following the Cowboys game in early-December and was able to return for the playoffs. Before being sidelined on Monday night, Slay had six total tackles, but his overall numbers really benefitted from Mike Evans dropping several passes in the first half.

Slay almost left Philly last offseason, and we’ll likely get a Round 2 of that drama in the coming months.

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