Sweat was taken to the hospital with a neck injury
By Ryan Gaydos
The Philadelphia Eagles, who were already plagued by injuries going into their Week 17 game against the New Orleans Saints, looked to suffer a significant setback.
Josh Sweat, a young pass rusher with 11 sacks so far this season, hit his head while attempting to tackle running back Adam Prentice in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Saints. He had to be carried off the field.
The fifth-year defensive end leaned headfirst into Prentice’s 6-foot, 245-pound frame and went down. The cart came out for Sweat and he was put on a stretcher and placed onto the back of the vehicle. His Eagles teammates came out onto the field, showing their concern for the defender.
The Eagles said Sweat was transported to the hospital with a neck injury for precautionary measures. The team said he had “movement in all extremities.”
Sweat, 25, has been a big reason why Philadelphia was 13-2 on the year and ranked No. 2 in yards allowed and No. 10 in points allowed on the 2022 season.
Sweat’s 11 sacks were a career high. He also put up career-high numbers in tackles (47), tackles for a loss (15) and QB hits (15). He didn’t earn a trip to the Pro Bowl, though.