Ellis Hobbs to miss at least one week
PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles cornerback Ellis Hobbs, who was down on the field for 11 minutes during Sunday night's 27-17 win over the New York Giants, suffered a disc injury in his neck, an MRI revealed Monday, and will be out at least one week.
Coach Andy Reid did not know the severity of the injury, but did say Hobbs, who is also a kick returner, would not play Sunday when the Eagles (7-3) meet the Bears (7-3) in Chicago.
Hobbs was injured during the kickoff return to open the second half, when he was involved in a helmet-to-helmet collision with Giants defensive lineman Dave Tollefson.
"Right now, the MRI showed some damage to the disc," Reid said. "Time will tell."
Reid said it was not known if Hobbs would need surgery. Last year, he missed the final nine games with a neck injury that required surgery.
"I love that guy," Reid said. "He worked so hard to come back from last year. It was tough to watch that [on Sunday]."
Reid said that he met briefly with head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder prior to addressing the media regarding Hobbs.
Defensive end Juqua Parker suffered a hip flexor strain Sunday and will be classified as day-to-day. Parker originally injured his hip last Monday in the win over Washington and missed two days of practice last week.
"He's pretty tender today," Reid said. "We'll just have to see."
Cornerback Asante Samuel left the Giants game with an MCL strain in his knee. Reid said he should be OK, though.
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