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Nnamdi Asomugha injury: Eagles CB leaves game with poked eye

Nnamdi Asomugha was poked in the eye in the second quarter of the Philadelphia Eagles' game against the New York Giants and was forced to leave the game.

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Asomugha sent to hospital, back on sidelines

Nnamdi Asomugha's eye injury may be more serious than immediately imagined, as the Philadelphia Eagles star cornerback was taken to the hospital to have the injury - perhaps a concussion - more closely examined.

Asomugha, now in his tenth year with four all-Pro nods and three Pro Bowl appearances under his belt, looked like he had simply been poked in the eye while jostling with New York Giants wide out Ramses Barden in the second quarter of their Sunday night matchup, but it became clear the injury was more disconcerting quickly. After trainers performed some tests on the sideline, Asomugha was taken to the locker room for further examination. By the time the team emerged from the huddle for the second half, Asomugha had been taken to the hospital. However, he was back on the Eagles' sideline by the time the Eagles took the field for their first defensive series of the half.

Its unclear whether or not Asomugha is capable of playing again in this game. Some of the tests administered to Asomugha after the injury, such as shining a flashlight into the affected eye, seemed to indicate a potential concussion.

Brandon Hughes broke up a pair of passes in his stead, although he's given up some receptions and could have had an interception on a third down lob to the end zone late in the first half, but was unable to hold on, allowing New York to tag on a field goal.

Edit: Although the Eagles had initially reported Asomugha would head to the hospital, they later corrected themselves via Twitter. Asomugha remained at the stadium throughout halftime.

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Nnamdi Asomugha leaves game with eye injury

Star cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha left the Philadelphia Eagles' Sunday night matchup in the second quarter with an apparent eye injury.

Asomugha came out of the game after it appeared New York Giants' receiver Ramses Barden poked him in the eye. Trainers immediately began to inspect his right eye, giving him drops and shining a light into it, raising some questions about whether or not the four-time All-Pro might have suffered a concussion. Asomugha was taken to the locker room, where his eye is currently still being evaluated.

Asomugha had been playing a great game, jamming Giants' receivers at the line and playing a key part in an Eagles' defensive outing that held New York scoreless until shortly before halftime. He was replaced by Brandon Hughes, a fourth-year corner who made an immediate impact by breaking up a pass on his first series.

It's unclear whether or not Asomugha will be able to return for Philadelphia.

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