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Source: Hobbs 'very likely' to retire after latest neck injury

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ellis Hobbs "very likely" will retire because of a neck injury that he suffered last week, a source with knowledge of the situation said Sunday.

Hobbs is expected to undergo surgery this coming week. Last season, Hobbs missed the final eight games with a neck injury that also required surgery.

Hobbs' agent, Kevin Omell, said Sunday that his client is only concentrating on making it through surgery. Hobbs then will meet with doctors and focus on his future. No decision has been made.

Hobbs left Lincoln Financial Field on a stretcher last Sunday after taking a hit to the helmet on the second-half kickoff during the Eagles' 27-17 victory over the New York Giants. He had full movement of all extremities and gave a thumbs up to the crowd as he was carted off the field.

Hobbs was down for 11 minutes as players from both teams gathered around and the crowd fell silent.

Hobbs, 27, is a six-year NFL veteran who joined the Eagles in a 2009 trade with the New England Patriots. Hobbs has 225 tackles and 10 interceptions in his NFL career.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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