Filed by Dan Dubrow – 10:54 PM: Per the Philadelphia Eagles official site, veteran CB Nnamdi Asomugha, while banged up, did not suffer a concussion.
A scary moment occurred today during 7 – 7 drills at the Philadelphia Eagles practice at training camp today — veteran CB Nnamdi Asomugha had to be carted off the field.
Per Josh Alper of NBCSports.com, both Asomugha and safety Nate Allen collided with each other trying to break up a pass intended for receiver DeSean Jackson. Nnamdi lied motionless on the field for several minutes which forced the Eagles medical staff to rush the field. Asomugha got up under his own power before being carted off the field with his head in his hands.
Alper also reported that Nnamdi had blood on his shirt.
In an appearence on Training Camp Live with host Dave Spadaro just the other day, Nnamdi stated that he feels a lot more confident heading in to this season than he did after joining the Eagles during free agency last season.
After being checked for a concussion, the writers at Eagles.com have explained that the extent of Asomugha’s injury, while scary, are not all that bad. He suffered a split lip, sore knee and sore neck. There is still no word on whether or not the veteran suffered a concussion. Nnamdi suffered a concussion during the loss to the Seattle Seahawks last season.
Allen was able to get up on his own and should be fine.
In Nnamdi’s absence, veteran Joselio Hanson took the remaining snaps at the outside cornerback position.
This training camp has been more intense than I can remember. Team veterans are ready to put the 2011 season behind them and have the type of season that can redeem them. Newcomers to the team are simply trying to make a name for themselves within the organization. The Eagles have reported a rash of injuries since the start of training camp — strained muscles being the culprit in most cases.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.