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Avonte Maddox flew home with Eagles, later tweets positive update

Avonte Maddox suffered a frightening injury on Thursday night that left him motionless, ultimately taken off the field on a stretcher after being mobilized and hospitalized for further evaluation.

According to an encouraging report Friday morning from Ian Rapoport, the Philadelphia Eagles cornerback’s stay in the hospital was short-lived and he’s already on the road to recovery.

Maddox was deemed fit enough to be discharged from a Green Bay-area hospital and was able to fly back to Philadelphia with the team.

As noted, Maddox’s injury was caused by teammate Andrew Sendejo, who understandably stated he “felt bad” over his role in the situation.

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins indicated after the Eagles’ 34-27 victory over the Packers that Maddox was in good spirits amid the serious and scary aftermath of the play.

“I was cracking jokes just to make him laugh,” Jenkins said, per ESPN. “He laughed — a lot, actually.

“It’s a scary thing when it’s one of your teammates — especially somebody young like him, who’s been playing really well for us. He was good. He was moving around, so that was a good sign.”

Even more encouraging is how Maddox took to Twitter on Friday morning to indicate “everything is going well.”

It remains to be seen what Maddox’s availability will be in the coming weeks and when he’ll be cleared to return to the field, although the fact his injury was not more serious obviously is a relief in and of itself.