Josh Sweat is having a breakout season for the Philadelphia Eagles this year, however, it was a scary moment for the team and its fans when he was carted off the field against the New Orleans Saints with a neck injury.
The 25-year-old defensive end collided with fullback Adam Prentice headfirst while making a tackle and stayed on the ground for several minutes.
The entire Eagles team, as well as members of the Saints, gathered around Sweat in a show of support. Sweat even raised an arm in appreciation for the crowd that was chanting his name before he was taken away.
Fortunately, Sweat was released from the hospital, and the team reported that he has movement in all of his extremities.
In a show of determination and resilience, Sweat took to social media to let fans know he plans to return this season. This is good news for the Eagles, who are in the midst of a playoff push. Sweat has been instrumental in the team’s success this year with 11 sacks, and he had recorded at least one sack in each of the Eagles’ previous five games.
Thank you for your prayers and support 🙏🏾 I’ll be back this season! #GoBirds
— Josh Sweat (@SweatyJ_9) January 2, 2023
Fans responded to his Twitter update with some saying:
“Its great you are doing well and expect to play again this season but be good to yourself first. There are plenty of more seasons to strut your strut,” one fan said.
Another posted, “Thank Goodness for that! Our watch party and the wholeCity I’m sure were Scared that you were seriously hurt! Especially when the cart showed up and they got you off to the Hospital…SO Happy you’ll be back, Love to watch you Play! Whew”
In an update from Eagles coach Nick Sirianni, he said Sweat is taking it “day by day” and that he will need to clear some protocols before he can return to play again.