Nnamdi Asomugha explains eye injury, offensive pass interference

Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha suffered an eye injury in the first half. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

At one point, it was reported that Nnamdi Asomugha was on his way to the hospital. The next minute, Asomugha was on the field playing.

As it turned out, Asomugha never went to the hospital. He had an eye injury after he was poked in the right eye in the second quarter. A doctor from Wills Eye Hospital was at the stadium and cleared Asomugha." 

"I just wanted to play," Asomugha said. "I was in the trainer room and they were ready to take me to the hospital. And I looked up and I think it was Brandon Hughes who was out there, and I hate putting guys in that position that have come off the bench. Obviously, you should be able to play. There was just some thinking that if we let it wear down a little bit and I can get some vision back, and we'll go back there."

Asomugha wore a visor after he re-entered the game. He said it was tough to see in his right eye, so he needed to gain bearings.

He was also involved in two pivotal plays late in the fourth quarter. Asomugha was flagged for pass interference and also drew offensive pass interference. The latter pushed the Giants' potential game-winning field goal back.

"I didn't know they were going to call it," Asomugha said. "Those go either way sometimes. I know when it's the defensive guy, they're more apt to call it. ...I knew it had to be on them, because no way, I was looking at the ball."