Eagles coach Andy Reid said Friday that Brian Westbrook's ankle report "seems like it's all positive right now," so the team probably won't immediately be looking to add to its rotation of running backs.
However, Dr. Mark Myerson, the Baltimore specialist who operated on Westberook's right ankle Friday, released a statement saying "it is unlikely he will be ready for preseason play."
It couldn't have helped Reid's mindset when rookie LeSean McCoy left Friday's indoor minicamp workout with what team head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder termed a left thumb sprain, after falling on the artificial surface. Reid said McCoy would be able to practice next week with his thumb taped; previously, Burkholder had said only that McCoy had a chance to practice next week. A team spokesman said McCoy was receiving treatment and was not available for comment.
Burkholder said Westbrook had bone fragments removed from the back and inside of his right ankle, one of which was irritating a tendon leading to Westbrook's big toe. He did not offer a recovery time, other than to say that Westbrook would not be able to put weight on his ankle for two weeks.