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Report: Hobbs Done For The Year

Adam Caplan of is reporting that cornerback Ellis Hobbs is done for the year and will be heading to injured reserve after sustaining a neck injury in Sunday's 27-17 win over the New York Giants.

Hobbs was hit in the helmet by Giants defensive end Dave Tollefson during his return of the opening kickoff in the second half. In what became a scary scene, Hobbs lay on the ground for 11 minutes before getting stretchered off the field. After going in for examination, Hobbs has control of all his extremities.

Following a Monday MRI, Hobbs, according to head coach Andy Reid, was found to have sustained damage to one of the discs in his neck. Hobbs' 2009 season was ended by a similar injury, though the newly injured disc is not the same as last year's.

If Hobbs does end up on injured reserve, the Eagles will be left with five cornerbacks on the roster: Asante Samuel, Dimitri Patterson, Joselio Hanson, Trevard Lindley and Jorrick Calvin. Calvin has handled return duties this season, though, because he was inactive Sunday night, running back Eldra Buckley replaced Hobbs as the kickoff returner.

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 3:27 p.m., November 22

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