Last fall Eagles cornerback Ellis Hobbs suffered a season ending neck injury while playing the New York Giants. It was one of those scary moments that no one ever wants to see in football, where the player drops to the ground, and both teams are on their knees hoping the player is going to be all right. Hobbs received raucous cheers when he was able to give thumbs up as he was carted off the field.
The injury required surgery, which was his second neck surgery in a year, and afterwards it was widely speculated that 28 year old Hobbs would retire. Not so fast. Hobbs hasn’t made a decision as of yet according to The Boston Herald.
“Because of the lockout, it’s just giving me extra time to work on other things.” Hobbs stated. “But none of the doctors have said I need to shut it down. I need to stop playing. I myself haven’t even thought about that, or going that route. I’ve weighed both sides of it, and I’m pretty comfortable where I am right now.”
Ellis Hobbs was drafted by the New England Patriots in 2005. He was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009, and when the season begins, he will be an unrestricted free agent.