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Brent Celek Injury: Updates on Eagles TE's Concussion

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 23:  Tight end Brent Celek #87 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 23, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Eagles 27-6.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistDecember 9, 2012

According to the Philadelphia Eagles insider official Twitter account, the team’s top tight end Brent Celek has left Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a concussion:

TE Brent Celek is out with a concussion.

— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) December 9, 2012

UPDATE: Monday, December 17 at 2:09 p.m. ET

Encouraging news for Eagles fans as Brent Celek (concussion) returned to practice today, according to Comcast's Geoff Mosher.

Brent Celek said he participated in today's 10-10-10, should be able to play Sunday.

— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) December 17, 2012

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UPDATE: Wednesday, December 12 at 12:09 p.m. ET

As expected, Brent Celek is listed as 'out' for tomorrow's game against the Bengals, according to Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane.

Vick, McCoy, Celek, Patterson and Coleman are officially listed as OUT for Thurs game.

— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) December 12, 2012

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UPDATE: Monday, Dec. 10 at 4:05 p.m. ET by Tim Keeney

Brent Celek is officially out for Thursday's contest with the Cincinnati Bengals (via Eagles Insider):

TE Brent Celek (concussion) already declared OUT for Thursday night's game.

— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) December 10, 2012

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Celek was the team’s top tight end coming into Week 14, but Philadelphia will be forced to lean on third-year backup Clay Harbor to take over the spot as rookie quarterback Nick Foles’ dump-off man.

There is still a chance the team could just be playing it safe with Celek’s injury, and with the club far out of playoff contention and the injuries to other stars, the franchise is smart to make this move.

This is horrible news for an Eagles team that is already suffering too many injuries to top stars across the roster. Both running back LeSean McCoy and quarterback Michael Vick are also out with concussions.

Celek was coming off a seven-catch performance against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13, and Eagles fans and fantasy owners are devastated to lose the star TE so early in the game. The bad news keeps getting worse out of Philadelphia.

Check back for more injury updates as they break.

 

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