Eagles cornerback Ellis Hobbs suffered a season-ending neck injury against the Giants last year, and reports this year said the injury was severe enough that Hobbs would never play again. But Hobbs says he’s not so sure.
The 28-year-old Hobbs told the Boston Herald he’s recovering from neck surgery and doesn’t know whether he’ll play again or not.
“All I’m doing is relaxing,” Hobbs said. “Because of the lockout, it’s just giving me extra time to work on other things. But none of the doctors have said I need to shut it down, I need to stop playing. I myself haven’t even thought about that, or going that route. I’ve weighed both sides of it, and I’m pretty comfortable where I am right now.”
Hobbs will be an unrestricted free agent whenever the league year starts, and before any team would sign him, he’d have to be cleared by that team’s medical staff. But if Hobbs gets that clearance, he sounds open to making a return.