PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 26: Caleb Sturgis #6 of the Philadelphia Eagles kicks an extra point against the Washington Redskins on December 26, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis suffered a concussion on Thursday night, in extremely unusual fashion.

Sturgis was working out on the field before the Eagles’ preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field, when he was hit in the head by a punt.

The odds of this happening are obviously tiny, but you’d have to think Sturgis will consider wearing a helmet pregame when he is able to return to football action.

Recovering from a head injury is certainly Sturgis’ main concern right now, but the timing of it is also rough for the 27-year-old kicker, as he’s in a battle with Cody Parkey for the Eagles’ kicking job. Let’s hope for Sturgis that he’ll be okay and that this unfortunate incident doesn’t end up playing a big part in Philadelphia’s decision at kicker.


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