Monday, February 8, 2016

Baskett leaves practice with injury

Update: The Inquirer's Jeff McLane reports that official word is that Hank Baskett hyperextended his right knee.

Baskett leaves practice with injury

Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett suffered a hyperextended right knee during Tuesday´s morning pracice. (Clem Murray / Staff Photographer)
Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett suffered a hyperextended right knee during Tuesday's morning pracice. (Clem Murray / Staff Photographer) Clem Murray / Staff Photographer

Update: The Inquirer's Jeff McLane reports that official word is that Hank Baskett hyperextended his right knee.

DeSean Jackson suffered the same injury over the weekend and was back on the field the next day. I talked to a sports medicine doctor over the weekend, who detailed the nature of this type of injury.

Basically as long as there is no ligament damage, Baskett should be fine.

If there is ligament damage, well, as we know, it's a different story.

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From earlier:

For the Eagles, the goal of today's practice was to get through it with no more injuries, be a little sharper on offense and get ready for Thursday night's preseason opener against the Patriots.

But as has been the case all camp, the way things are supposed to go and the way they actually happen are two different things.

At around 9:40 this morning, wide receiver Hank Baskett ran a comeback route during 7-on-7 drills. With defenders on him, he went down to the ground after an incompletion and grabbed the outside of his right knee.

Teammates helped him up, and he appeared to be trying to walk it off before heading to the trainers' tent with the Eagles' athletic trainer Rick Burkholder.

Burkholder spent about seven minutes in the tent looking at Baskett's knee before the wide receiver was carted off the field and into the locker room.

This is the last day of two-a-day practices at Lehigh. The team is not practicing in pads and has one more session this afternoon. There was no hitting during this morning's practice.

Tomorrow there will be a walk-through in the morning, which is closed to the public, before the Birds make their return to Philadelphia, where they host New England.
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