Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek Leaves Week 14 Tilt with Concussion

By Joe Doris
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The Philadelphia Eagles’ laundry list of injuries is starting to get ridiculous.

More recently the team has faced a very concerning trend, in that a plethora of offensive players have been forced to leave games with concussions.

Early in the first quarter of today’s match-up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Eagles TE Brent Celek was forced to make an exit to the locker room, and will not be returning. Celek is the third Eagles’ offensive skill-position athlete to suffer a concussion in the past four weeks.

Eagles QB Michael Vick kicked off the concussion parade in Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys when his headed rattled against the turf towards the end of the first half.

The following week, starting RB LeSean McCoy was forced to leave the Eagles’ Week 11 NFC East duel against the Washington Redskins with a concussion as well. McCoy’s injury came in the final minutes of a blow-out loss to the ‘Skins, leaving many to ask why the running back was still in the game.

Both Vick and McCoy have not yet been cleared to play.

In reality, the Eagles do not have much of a reason to rush Vick and McCoy back onto the field, being that the team is 3-9 and has no shot at reaching the playoffs. The same goes for Celek, who will likely remain sidelined for the Eagles’ final three games unless his concussion ends up being a relatively minor ordeal.

It is always incredibly hard to win games in the NFL, and when you starting losing every man on your roster to serious head injuries, it becomes almost impossible.

The Eagles’ hopes of snapping their shameful 8-game losing streak are now becoming even more far-fetched.


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