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Reid: Hobbs Suffers Neck Injury; X-Ray Negative

The first play of the second half turned out to be a frightening moment at Lincoln Financial Field. Cornerback Ellis Hobbs, who had missed the past two games with a hip injury, received a kickoff from Lawrence Tynes and was hit hard in the head at the 22-yard line by Giants defensive end Dave Tollefson. What ensued was an 11-minute delay in which Hobbs was tended to by trainers from both teams.

Head coach Andy Reid said postgame that Hobbs sustained a neck injury on the play, and that, "X-rays were negative, but he'll have an MRI in the morning.

"It looked like it was bad," Reid said. "It doesn't look right now like there's a fracture … but it didn't look good, I know that. When I was out there it didn't look good."

Hobbs' reaction to the injury was more positive. Reid said that the sixth-year cornerback was trying to get up, and was actually upset when trainers told him to stay down.

"He was trying to fight to get up and we were keeping him down on the ground just to make sure everything was OK," Reid said. "He was upset. He wanted to get up and go. Sometimes that happens in those situations … I told him to stay down there and trust the guys that were working with him and to just make sure things are OK."

The only other injury of note Sunday night was to defensive end Juqua Parker. A hip-flexor injury had limited Parker all week in practice, and ultimately kept him from finishing the game.

Reid will further update both injuries tomorrow at his Noon press conference, carried live on PhiladelphiaEagles.com.

--Posted by Josh Goldman, 1:05 a.m., November 22

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