Sunday, December 28, 2014

Westbrook to visit Pittsburgh specialists

Brian Westbrook will visit with two concussion specialists tomorrow in Pittsburgh, according to the Eagles.

Westbrook to visit Pittsburgh specialists

Eagles Brian Westbrook is seeing specialists regarding a second concussion suffered Sunday against the Chargers. ( Ron Cortes / Staff Photographer )
Eagles Brian Westbrook is seeing specialists regarding a second concussion suffered Sunday against the Chargers. ( Ron Cortes / Staff Photographer ) Ronald Cortes

Brian Westbrook will visit with two concussion specialists tomorrow in Pittsburgh, according to the Eagles.

Eagles head trainer Rick Burkhalter released a statement this afternoon:

"The Eagles will first have Westbrook consult with neuropsychologist Mark R. Lovell, PhD," the statement read. "Following that visit Westbrook and Lovell will consult with neurosurgeon Joseph Maroon, MD.  Dr. Lovell has been consulting with the Eagles’ medical staff on Westbrook’s recovery from the first concussion during the past three weeks.”

Westbrook suffered his second concussion in three weeks when he was tackled during a third quarter run in the Eagles' 31-23 loss to San Diego on Sunday. The first concussion occured at Washington when the knee of Redskins linebacker London Fletcher collided with Westbrook's head. The running back was knocked unconscious for almost a minute and suffered memory loss.

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Eagles coach Andy Reid said that Westbrook was "foggy" after the second concussion. Westbrook got up from the play and walked off the field, however.

Westbrook had never had concussion until the last two incidents. He missed two games because of the first concussion. Reid said it was "too early" to decide if Westbrook's season was over. The coach said yesterday that Westbrook will not play when the Eagles travel to Chicago for this Sunday night's game.

 

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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