Asomugha Returns to Practice, Has Trouble Speaking

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi AsomughaNnamdi Asomugha was a full participant in practice Friday afternoon for the first time since a violent mid-air collision with Nate Allen on Monday.

Asomugha suffered a lip laceration and a sore neck. On Tuesday, Andy Reid said the cornerback had “whiplash-type symptoms.”

Yesterday, Asomugha began practice, but did not finish because of discomfort in his neck. He said today that he couldn’t talk much because his lip is still recovering. Asomugha added that his neck is fine.

“It feels good to be back, get the wind back.” he said. “I just can’t really talk.”

Asked about what was going through his head right after the collision, Asomugha said, “I didn’t know what was going on, just the initial pain down my spine. Besides that, it’s fine.”

Players were in full pads yesterday, but today, it was just helmets and shells.

Meanwhile, Joselio Hanson, Antonio Dixon and Curtis Marsh all returned to practice and participated fully.

Hanson suffered a dislocated right pinky finger yesterday. It was heavily wrapped today. Dixon left yesterday because of a left triceps spasm, but he returned. And Marsh has been dealing with a hamstring injury. He said he “definitely” expects to play Monday vs. the Patriots.

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  • Elliot Z

    You know Asante never had trouble speaking

    • poopdollar

      exactly, that was his problem. Maybe shut up ever now and then and tackle someone.