Tag:Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie
Posted on: November 24, 2011 7:09 pm

Casserly: 'Asomugha's knee will be OK'

Posted by Will Brinson

Eagles superstar cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha left Thursday's practice early after being carted off with a knee injury. The concerns relating to Asomugha's injury are, obviously, quite large and his status was listed as "uncertain" earlier Thursday.

However, a source tells Charley Casserly of CBS Sports that "Asomugha's knee will be OK."

Additionally, Frank Roob of CSN reports that Asomugha's status for Sunday is "up in the air" but that there are no "long term or IR-type" of concerns relating to Asomugha's knee.

"We've got to stick to the game plan," strong safety Kurt Coleman said earlier Thursday. "Nnamdi's definitely a big piece of what we do on defense, but we have guys we can rotate in, guys who can do similar things. Everybody has to step up their game if he can't go. Everybody has to pick up the slack."

Losing Nnamdi -- regardless of how the Eagles use him in coverage -- hurt Philly's defense in a big way. The Eagles are already missing Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie, which means Asante Samuel might be the lone member of the Eagles big-name cornerbacks on the field Sunday against New England.

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