Brandin Cooks: Out for remainder of Super Bowl

Trainers check on New England Patriots wide receiver Brandin Cooks during the first half Super Bowl 52 against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Feb. 4 2018 in Minneapolis

The Patriots lost one of their key offensive players in the second quarter of Super Bowl LII when receiver Brandin Cooks left because of an injury.

Cooks was taken from the field early in the second quarter after he was on the receiving end of a huge hit from Philadelphia's Malcolm Jenkins.

After catching a pass, Cooks turned to run and was tagged by Jenkins with a blind-side hit to the head at the end of a 23-yard reception.

The New England Patriots may have just suffered a major blow to their hopes of being back-to-back Super Bowl champions.

Cooks popped off the grpund after trainers came out to evaluate him and headed straight to the locker room.

Current and former National Football League players reacted on Twitter.

Cooks, who was acquired from the Saints via trade before the season, had 65 catches for 1,082 and seven touchdowns this season.

Cooks stayed down on the field for several seconds as he received medical attention, before he was taken off for a concussion test. In two playoff games, he added nine catches for 132 yards.



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