DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 26: Caleb Sturgis #6 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts after a missed field goal in the first quarter while playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 26, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

In the wrong place at the wrong time, this Eagles kicker suffered a very unfortunate pregame concussion


Cody Parkey and Caleb Sturgis have been battling for the Philadelphia Eagles starting kicker gig, but the latter suffered an unfortunate setback Thursday night before the team's preseason game.

Kickers are people, too.

And I can't imagine not seeing what was coming and having a punt hit me square in the head.

Next time, maybe he'll warm up with a helmet on.


Sturgis spent two seasons with the Miami Dolphins, before appearing in 13 games for the Eagles last season. He's hit 78 percent of his field goals over his career, with a long of 54 yards.

Parkey has spent two seasons with the Eagles, including appearing in just three games during his injury-riddled 2015, notching 87 percent of his kicks with a long of 54 yards.