Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson said the hit delivered on him by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson "felt like a car accident" and that he lost consciousness afterward.
Speaking publicly for the first time since suffering a concussion during the Eagles' Oct. 17 victory over the Falcons, Jackson said Tuesday in his weekly appearance on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia's "Daily News Live" that he was "getting a lot better" but hadn't started running again, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
Jackson passed the team's post-concussion test and could play against the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 7, Eagles coach Andy Reid said Monday on his radio show, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. Jackson will be evaluated by an independent neurologist, the final step before he can be cleared to play, but he didn't say he would definitely be ready for the Colts game.
Jackson said his symptoms included "headaches, feeling slowed down, feeling drowsy, feeling tired," and that it felt similar to a concussion he suffered last year. Asked about the NFL's crackdown on vicious hits, he said it would be difficult to enforce and that it's "a rough sport we play."