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.”
Here’s the best view #CBS3 has of the Fletcher Cox hit in question on Joe Staley. Looks a bit high, Staley hunches somewhat. pic.twitter.com/iIXl0ZjISv
— Pat Gallen (@PatGallenCBS3) October 30, 2017
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.
NFL is looking at Fletcher Cox hit on Joe Staley where he broke his orbital bone, according to @AdamSchefter
Could be fine or suspension pic.twitter.com/UxujckaJvb
— John Clark NBCPhilly (@JClarkNBCS) October 30, 2017
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.