Eagles: Ellis Hobbs has neck injury

Updated: November 22, 2010, 3:40 AM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Ellis Hobbs was taken off the field on a cart after a helmet-to-helmet collision while returning a kickoff during a 27-17 win against the Giants.

The Eagles announced that he has a neck injury, but has full movement of extremities. They later said that the X-rays on Hobbs came back negative.

The injury was the result of a hit by defensive end Dave Tollefson at the start of the second half of the game. The ball was recovered by the Eagles' Clay Harbor.

Players from both teams stood on the field as trainers attended to Hobbs, who fell to the ground on his stomach. He was eventually turned over and moved onto a stretcher, and gave the crowd a thumbs up as he was taken off the field.

Last season, Hobbs, a six-year veteran, missed the final nine games of the season with a neck injury that required surgery.

Eagles defensive end Juqua Parker left the game with a hip injury and was not expected to return.

Parker, who was second on the team in sacks with five, was forced to leave Monday night's win over Washington with the same hip injury. He did not practice Wednesday or Thursday, but returned Friday and was back in the lineup for his 96th consecutive start.

Darryl Tapp replaced Parker at left defensive end.

Jane McManus cover the Giants for ESPNNewYork.com. Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Jane McManus has covered New York sports since 1998 and began covering football just before Brett Favre's stint with the Jets. Her work has appeared in Newsday, USA Today, The Journal News and The New York Times. Follow Jane on Twitter.

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