The injury bug continues to bite the Philadelphia Eagles, as the man who may be the second-most important player to their success is banged up.
Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha injured his left knee during Eagles practice on Thursday, and his status for Sunday's game against the Patriots is unknown at this point, according to CSNPhilly.com.
Asomugha, one of the game's best cornerbacks, injured his knee in a non-contact drill. According to the report, he lay on the grass for a few minutes before he was carted off the field.
There has been no official word from head coach Andy Reid or the organization, but Eagles teammates spoke about the injury after the practice.
"It's painful to see," safety Kurt Coleman said, according to CSNPhilly. "You never want to see a teammate go down, especially when it's your lower body. But hopefully he'll be back soon."
Cornerback Joselio Hanson went as far to say that the injury may not be that bad.
"It looked bad, but I heard they think he might even be able to practice tomorrow," he said.
It's obvious that Asomugha's absence against a potent Patriots passing attack would be a crucial blow. Quarterback Michael Vick's status is still unknown, too, as he works to recover from broken ribs.