In a collision sport, it’s impossible to endure an 18-week, 17-game season without enduring injuries. That doesn’t mean that we enjoy seeing them when they occur. Unfortunately, the first quarter of the Philadelphia Eagles versus New Orleans Saints game has already given us bad news to report. Defensive end Josh Sweat has left this one on a medical cart, and he won’t return.
The injury occurred on a routine stop. Attempting to make a tackle on New Orleans’ first drive, Sweat came off of the right side of the Eagles’ defensive line head first. The tackle was legal, but he didn’t move at all after that.
Philly’s medical staff did a good job of stabilizing. Eventually, we saw his arms and legs move. He’s been diagnosed with a neck injury. Kudos to everyone involved for taking every precaution. Everyone is hoping that this isn’t a serious injury.
Add Josh Sweat’s name to a long and growing list of injured Eagles.
Here’s a look at the Eagles’ injury report with Josh Sweat now injured. Six guys are on the injured reserve: defensive end Derek Barnett, defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson, tight end Tyree Jackson, defensive end Robert Quinn, punter Arryn Siposs, and defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu. Offensive lineman Brett Toth is on the Physically Unable To Perform list.
Lane Johnson, Jalen Hurts, and Avonte Maddox all missed this game with injuries. Hopefully, they’re okay as well, but again, first things first. Our hope is that Sweat’s injury isn’t serious. Our fingers are crossed that he’s okay. He’s been taken to a Philadelphia medical facility but has movement in all of his extremities. We’ll let you know about any updates when they’re given.