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Eagles TE Brent Celek, CB Nnamdi Asomugha Leave Game Early


It seems that Philadelphia Eagles can’t go a game without having someone get concussed. Early in the game tight end Brent Celek suffered a concussion that has taken him out of Philly’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and now cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has left the game as well after suffering a scary neck injury.

Celek’s day is done without a doubt. The NFL has strict rules on concussions and once a player is diagnosed, the process is a long one to get  cleared for action. There literally aren’t enough minutes in the  game or day for Celek to get cleared in time to return to action at Raymond James Stadium, and the Eagles will have to work without him moving forward.

The bigger blow is the loss of cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha who was helped off the field and escorted to the Eagles locker room following a scary tumble he took on a play he almost intercepted a pass.

Asomugha was defending a pass to Buccaneers tight end Dallas Clark when Asomugha leaped into the air to intercept the ball. While jumping he clipped the top of Clark’s helmet and spun in the air, landing on his neck. He was down immediately but eventually got up after a short amount of time. He left the game and was later seen walking to the locker room with some Eagles trainers.

Asomugha’s loss is a significant one, but at the moment Josh Freeman couldn’t throw a basketball into the Gulf of Mexico, and the Eagles defense is looking surprisingly efficient thus far both with and without Asomugha.

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