Biggs: Eagles' Andrews to get 2nd opinion, then surgery

Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Shawn Andrews is seeking a second opinion on his balky back, but is still scheduled to undergo his second surgery in two years on Thursday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Coach Andy Reid announced that Andrews will get a second opinion from a physician in Dallas. Earlier this week it was announced that Andrews would undergo a second surgery in California with Dr. Robert Watkins, a move that is necessary if he hopes to continue his playing career.

Watkins “wanted to get a second opinion,” Reid said. “He has a lot of respect for the doctor in Dallas.”

The Eagles appear to have moved on without Andrews after signing right tackle Winston Justice to a contract extension through 2013.

“We're trying to do everything we can to make sure he gets better,” Reid said, “If not for football, then for his life.”

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