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Eskimos’ DT Sewell released from hospital after leaving game against Riders

Edmonton Eskimos training staff check remove defensive tackle Almondo Sewell from the game after he was hit playing against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the second half of CFL football action in Regina, Sask., Saturday, October 12, 2013. The Eskimos announced on Sunday that Sewell had been released from hospital and all tests came back negative for spinal fracture. The Riders beat the Eskimos 14-9.

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Edmonton Eskimos defensive tackle Almondo Sewell was released from hospital on Sunday, the team announced.

Sewell was taken to hospital as a precaution during the third quarter of Saturday's 14-9 loss to the Roughriders in Saskatchewan.

The game was stopped for approximately 10 minutes when a Saskatchewan defender rolled over Sewell's neck covering a punt.

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All tests came back negative for spinal fracture. He will be assessed further by Eskimos medical staff.

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