Tim McManusESPN staff writer3 minutes to read
Philadelphia – two Eagles players receiver Terry Cleveland and rookie defensive lineman Moro Ojumo walked off the field after suffering neck injuries in a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday. The team announces that both players have movement in their limbs.
“I haven’t spoken to the doctors yet, but it looks like they’re moving,” said coach Nick Siriani. “I don’t know anything else than that.”
A number of injuries occurred to Philadelphia overnight. Cornerback Zech McPherson was ruled out of the game after suffering an ankle injury early in the second quarter. Nolan Smith came out of the first round for rookie with a shoulder injury, as did receiver Olamid Zakias. Meanwhile, offensive linebacker Josh Andrews left with an ankle injury in the first half and did not return.
Smith, who opened his eyes with his standout play during training camp, told reporters afterwards that he was “feeling good” and that he was left out for precautionary reasons.
McPherson’s outlook doesn’t look entirely good. He was unable to put any weight on his right leg after a pass was deflected and he fell to the ground. He was assisted off the field before being moved inside.
The scariest moments surrounded injuries to Cleveland, who landed on his head/neck area while trying to catch a diving catch, and Ojumu, who appeared to be bumped by a teammate on a separate game.
Both remained on the ground for an extended period of time before being placed on stretchers while surrounded by their teammates.
“Your heart goes out to them first and foremost, and you only think of your teammate,” said quarterback Marcus Mariota. “We play a game and it’s good to play a game but when these situations become like this, it’s scary.”
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