The New Year’s Day football game was called off for the Philadelphia Eagles defensive end josh sweat.
During the Eagles’ clash with their rivals the New Orleans Saints, the professional athlete was carted off the field and taken to a nearby hospital after sustaining a neck injury in a first-quarter clash.
“Eagles DE Josh Sweat was taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure with a neck injury,” the Philadelphia Eagles said in a January 1 Twitter statement. “He has movement in all extremities.”
According to NBC Sports, after Sweat attacked the Saints full-back, Adam Prentice, headfirst at the end of a third downconversion, he didn’t get off the floor. Medical personnel tended to Sweat after the collision and stayed on the field for a few minutes before being placed on a stretcher and lifted off the field.
ESPN reported that the Eagles team rushed by the 25-year-old’s side to show their support for him.