NFL 2022: Philadelphia Eagles player Josh Sweat taken to hospital, video, injury, news

Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat was taken to a hospital Sunday after being stretchered off the field following a scary neck injury in Philadelphia.

Sweat came around the edge to make a tackle on Saints running back Adam Prentice midway through the first quarter, the NY Post reports.

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His helmet made contact first with Prentice before Sweat remained facedown on the field, surrounded by teammates taking a knee as a cart eventually came out to get him.

The Eagles said Sweat had movement in all extremities and was transported to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.

Sweat, 25, is in the midst of a career year with 11 sacks and 15 tackles for loss. The 2018 fourth-round pick out of Florida State earned his first Pro Bowl nod last year when he had 7.5 sacks.

The Eagles entered Sunday 13-2 as they tried to wrap up the top seed in the NFC – needing a win over the Saints to clinch home-field advantage and a first-round bye.

This article originally appeared on the NY Post and was reproduced with permission.

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