Sunday, November 15, 2009
Reid discusses Westbrook's concussion
By Matt Mosley
SAN DIEGO -- Eagles coach Andy Reid made it very clear the club would proceed with caution in dealing with running back Brian Westbrook's second concussion in three weeks. Westbrook had missed the previous two games because of the concussion. He played the entire first half, but he donned a baseball cap and sat on the bench during the second half.
"We’re going to do everything the right way, and take every precautionary measure to make sure Brian’s OK," Reid told reporters. "In these types of situations, football is secondary. You have to look out for this kid for his future and make sure he is OK before he gets back out there."
Translation: We may not see Westbrook on the field for quite some time. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see him shut down for the rest of the season if this turns out to be another serious concussion.