Eagles CB Avonte Maddox in ‘Great Spirits’ After Collision
Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox left the field on a stretcher Thursday night following a viscous helmet-to-helmet collision with teammate Andrew Sendejo, and has been diagnosed with a concussion and a neck injury.
"He did come back with the team," Eagles head coach Doug Pederson explained. "He's in great spirits. I have not had a chance to meet him this morning. He went home and then he came back for further evaluation, so I have not seen him yet this morning."
Maddox and Sendejo were trying to break up a pass in the red zone, when inadvertently charged helmet-first into Maddox, who fell awkwardly to the Lambeau Field turf. Maddox was motionless for several minutes before being loaded onto a stretcher.
Players for both teams stood around a medical team as Maddox was loaded to a backboard and secured to a stretcher. He was taken to a local hospital, according to ESPN.
The entire Eagles sideline walked over as the Eagles' medical team ushered Maddox off-the-field.
A fourth-round pick in 2018 out of Pittsburgh, Maddox has 11 tackles and three passes broken up in 2019.
He'll have 10 days to gain clearance before the Eagles return home to face the Jets in Week 5, so in the meantime the team has signed veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick. The former Cowboy was with the team during the preseason, he'll provide some depth to a secondary that has been depleted by injuries to Maddox, Ronald Darby and Sidney Jones.
Jalen Mills is on the active/PUP list and Cre'von LeBlanc, is on the injured reserve list due to a sprained foot.