Nnamdi Asomugha Injury: Updates on Eagles Star's Neck

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IDecember 9, 2012

Oct 28, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (24) along the sidelines prior to playing the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field. The Falcons defeated the Eagles 30-17. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
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Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after suffering a neck injury in the first half according to Eagles Insider via Twitter:

CB Nnamdi Asomugha has a neck injury and a thigh bruise. Return is questionable.

— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) December 9, 2012


UPDATE: Sunday, December 9 at 2:53 p.m. ET by Patrick Clarke

Nnamdi Asomugha has returned to Sunday's game against Tampa Bay according to CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher via Twitter:

Nnamdi back in the game #EaglesTalk

— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) December 9, 2012


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According to the Eagles Insider, Asomugha was injured after he flipped over Bucs tight end Dallas Clark during the first half of Sunday's game:

CB Nnamdi Asomugha injured on pass breakup where he was flipped over by TE Dallas Clark. Being attended to by trainers on field.

— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) December 9, 2012


Asomugha left the game with two solo tackles and one pass defended. 

The 31-year-old veteran out of Cal has played in every game this season for the Eagles, but has struggled along with the entire team, recording just 40 combined tackles and one interception through Philadelphia's first 12 games.

Asomugha is in his second full season with the Eagles. Prior to signing with Philadelphia in 2011, he had played eight seasons with the Oakland Raiders, where he earned three Pro Bowl selections from 2008 to 2010.

His backup is fourth-year cornerback Brandon Hughes, who has just nine combined tackles in 12 games this season.

Keep it right here for more information on Nnamdi Asomugha's injury status as it becomes available.


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