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Disc Injury For CB Hobbs; Likely Out Sunday

Head coach Andy Reid said on Monday that cornerback Ellis Hobbs underwent an MRI and it revealed a disc injury in his neck. Reid said that he did not have all of the information needed to determine the course of action regarding Hobbs' rehab other than he would likely be out for this Sunday's game in Chicago.

Hobbs was injured when he returned the opening kickoff of the second half. Hobbs was involved in a helmet-to-helmet collision with Giants defensive end Dave Tollefson. Hobbs was on the ground for 11 minutes before he was carted off the field. Eldra Buckley took over the kickoff return duties in Hobbs' absence.

"That was hard to watch out there yesterday," Reid said regarding Hobbs' injury.

Hobbs' 2009 season ended prematurely because of a disc injury in his neck. Reid did state that this injury was to a different disc.

Reid said that he met briefly with head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder prior to addressing the media regarding Hobbs. Reid indicated that he would meet later today with Burkholder and general manager Howie Roseman and would provide any additional updates.

Defensive end Juqua Parker came out of Sunday's game with a hip flexor injury that limited him in practice during the week. Reid said that Parker was "pretty tender" on Monday. Defensive end Brandon Graham's role on Sunday night was extended due to Parker's injury.

Cornerback Asante Samuel came out of Sunday's game with a knee strain, but Reid thinks Samuel will "be OK."

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 12:17 p.m., November 22

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