Eagles DT Fletcher Cox reportedly faces possible suspension for block that injured 49ers' Joe Staley

Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox reportedly faces a possible suspension for his block that broke 49ers tackle Joe Staley’s orbital bone.

The play in question occurred as Cox blocked Staley during Jalen Mills’ second-quarter pick six in the Eagles’ 33-10 victory.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday morning that the NFL is reviewing the play “for potential discipline and possible suspension, per source.”

Staley confirmed Monday morning that he suffered a fracture on the play, but he will not need surgery, via NinersNation.com.

Sacramento Bee reporter Matt Barrows said Staley said Cox’s hand got inside his face mask on the block.

Staley also said his eye did not suffer any damage, and his vision is fine, “Which is rare, apparently,” in injuries of that nature. He is expected to play again this year, but the timetable for his return is uncertain.


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