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Reid: Too early to decide on Westbrook

Eagles coach Andy Reid said that it was "too early" to decide if Brian Westbrook, who suffered his second concussion in three weeks yesterday, was done for the season.

Reid: Too early to decide on Westbrook

Eagles running back Brian Westbrook, right, suffered a second concussion Sunday against the Chargers. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)
Eagles running back Brian Westbrook, right, suffered a second concussion Sunday against the Chargers. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)

Eagles coach Andy Reid said that it was "too early" to decide if Brian Westbrook, who suffered his second concussion in three weeks yesterday, was done for the season.

"The important thing is that we get him analyzed, tested and taken care of," Reid said. "And we'll go from there. Not that we didn't do that before."

The Eagles running back got injured in the third quarter of the Eagles' 31-23 loss at San Diego. It occured on a screen play in which he was sandwiched in between a block by Jason Avant and a Chargers defender. "It was another big hit," Reid said.

Replays showed Westbrook getting up normally and casually tossing the football to the officials. Reid said that Westbrook didn't suffer any memory loss.

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"He was foggy," Reid said. "He stood up and walked off the field, but you could sense that there was something wrong there."

Westbrook has now suffered two concussions over the last three weeks. The first one occured at Washington when the running back was knocked unconscious for close to a minute. Reid was asked about the severity of a second concussion.

"It's obviously not a good thing that the second one happened there," he said.

Reid said that he had no regrets about letting Westbrook play because doctors had cleared him to play.

"There was a chance he could have played the week before, but we held him out," he said. "He was symptom free."

As for other injury-related news, cornerback Sheldon Brown has a hamstring strain and was getting an MRI today. His status for Sunday's game at Chicago is up in the air. Tackle Jason Peters was held out of the game with an ankle sprain. He had an MRI that revealed the sprain as just mild, Reid said.

"He should be able to get back out there," Reid said.

Safety Quintin Demps missed the Chargers game with an ankle sprain. Reid, for the first time, called it the dreaded "high ankle sprain." Reid said that wide receiver Kevin Curtis (knee) is continuing to improve.

 

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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