Avonte Maddox leaves Eagles-Packers game on stretcher after frightening hit

A frightening scene unfolded late in Thursday’s game Eagles-Packers game that resulted in Philadelphia cornerback Avonte Maddox leaving the field on a stretcher.

With 1:06 remaining in the fourth quarter, Eagles safety Andrew Sendejo collided with Maddox as the two converged to tackle Packers tight end Robert Tonyan, who had just caught a pass inside the 10-yard line.

Sendejo drove his shoulder through Maddox, who went limp on the field and remained motionless for several minutes. Medical staff tended to him on the field before a stretcher was eventually brought out.

Players take field with Maddox

As the apparent seriousness of the situation unfolded, players from both teams took the field to surround Maddox as he received attention.

Maddox has movement in extremities

Maddox remained motionless but spoke to medical staff as he was wheeled off the field.

The Eagles announced after the game that Maddox has movement in all his extremities and has been taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.

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Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham (80) pulls in a catch for a touchdown while being defended by Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox (29) and strong safety Andrew Sendejo (42) during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 26: Robert Tonyan #85 of the Green Bay Packers is brought down by Rick Lovato #45 and Avonte Maddox #29 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field on September 26, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 26: Jimmy Graham #80 of the Green Bay Packers runs with the ball while being chased by Avonte Maddox #29 of the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter at Lambeau Field on September 26, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 26: Robert Tonyan #85 of the Green Bay Packers reacts after making a catch as Avonte Maddox #29 of the Philadelphia Eagles lays injured on the field in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field on September 26, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox lies injured on the field during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. Philadelphia won 34-27. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 26: Avonte Maddox #29 of the Philadelphia Eagles is injured while tackling Robert Tonyan #85 of the Green Bay Packers during the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field on September 26, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 26: Avonte Maddox #29 of the Philadelphia Eagles is attended to after being injured in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 26, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 26: Avonte Maddox #29 of the Philadelphia Eagles is carted off the field after being injured in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 26, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 26: A Philadelphia Eagles trainer holds the helmet of Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox (29) during a game between the Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles on September 26, 2019, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. (Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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