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Tollefson talks about the hit on Hobbs

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ellis Hobbs gives a thumbs

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ellis Hobbs gives a thumbs up as he is carried from the field after an injury during the second half. (Nov. 21, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

It sounds like Ellis Hobbs will be OK. For a time last night, it didn't look that way. The Eagles' kick returner was lying face down on the field and motionless after a collision with Dave Tollefson in which the crown of Hobbs' helmet was hit by Tollefson.

Tollefson looked pretty emotionally shaken up by the events while he was on the field. He was one of the closest Giants to Hobbs while he was being strapped onto a gurney and it looked like he tried to say a few words to Hobbs while he was rolled off the field. Arthur Staple caught up with Tollefson in the post-game locker room.

"I hit him pretty square and the ball came out," Tollefson said. "At that point, you're more concerned about finding the ball. I'm definitely glad he's all right. That's the worst thing that can happen playing football, a neck injury. I'm very happy he's OK. It's not going to slow me down as far as the way I play though. He's twisting for a few more yards and I'm
just going in there to clean him up."

Tollefson said he spoke with Andy Reid after the game to check up on Hobbs' condition.

"I hope (Hobbs) is OK," Tollefson said. "It's such an exciting play, he fumbles the ball, you're excited, coming off the field ... next thing you know the guy's laying out there. You never wish for something like that to happen."


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