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Maxwell Discusses Shoulder Injury

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Cornerback Byron Maxwell left Sunday's game against Arizona in the second quarter. He had injured his shoulder on an earlier play, but he tried to grind it out and play through the pain. Ultimately, the pain in his left shoulder proved to be too much, as he left the game for X-rays and did not return.

"I didn't have any power or anything," Maxwell said on Tuesday about coming out of the game. "It just hurt too much."

According to Maxwell, his injury has been diagnosed as an SC sprain, and while he's dealt with shoulder injuries in the past, this current injury is a brand new experience. Maxwell said that if the game was to be played on Tuesday, he wouldn't be able to suit up.

"I had an AC joint sprain before, but this is way more painful," Maxwell said. "I could play through (the AC joint sprain). I could barely even move my shoulder. I'm starting to feel a little better now that I'm moving it around."

Asked to give an answer as to whether or not he'd be ready to go on Sunday, Maxwell said that it's too early in the week to tell. If he's not able to go, either E.J. Biggers or Jaylen Watkins, both of whom saw significant playing time on Sunday, would be the next in line to start at outside cornerback.

Maxwell explained that he has full confidence in both of those players to step in and step up in the biggest game of the season for the Eagles, if the situation calls for them to make a play on Saturday night.

"This game is about technique," Maxwell said. "They're more than capable of balling." 

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