Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson said his collision with Atlanta's Dunta Robinson felt "like a car accident" and that he lost consciousness for a few minutes.
Jackson, speaking for the first time since suffering a concussion Oct.17, said in his weekly appearance via Skype on Comcast SportsNet's Daily News Live that he is hopeful of returning when the Eagles come back from the bye against the Colts but is "taking it day-by-day." The Eagles said Monday Jackson has passed head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder's concussion tests and now will be evaluated by an independent neurologist, the last step toward being cleared to practice and play.
"Day-by-day I'm getting a lot better," Jackson said. He said he is lifting weights but has not tried to run yet.
He did not say he definitely will be back against the Colts.
Jackson said symptoms were much like his concussion last year. "Headaches, feeling slowed down, feeling drowsy. Feeling tired."
Ased about the NFL's crackdown on hits that cause head injuries, Jackson said he thinks it will be really hard to do much. "It's a rough sport we play," he said.
He said he won't change the way he plays, and usually does a good job of sensing when he is about to take a bad hit.
Jackson said he thinks he was out :"a couple minutes" and didn't fully know what was going on for about an hour.
He said he eventually got to the point, while being treated, where he could ask "What happened/"
"Everybody was like, 'man, you got hit hard,' " Jackson said.
He said he has seen replays of the hit.
"That's all they show on TV nowadays," he said.