Westbrook to be game-time decision
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Brian Westbrook will be a game-time decision for the Philadelphia Eagles against the New York Giants on Sunday after suffering a concussion earlier this week.
"We'll see how he does this week," Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Wednesday.
Westbrook was knocked unconscious in the Eagles 27-17 win over Washington on Monday night when he took a knee to his head in the first quarter.
The NFL instituted a rule in 2007 that states a player who loses consciousness during the course of a game cannot return to that game.
Westbrook did not practice Wednesday, nor did he do his scheduled weekly press conference.
Reid and Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder both said the star running back was doing better immediately after the game.
"His eyes were clear," Reid said. "He didn't have that hazy look about him."
Burkholder, who ushered Westbrook off the field is taking the one-day-at-a-time approach, but is encouraged by what he has seen.
"He knows everything," Burkholder said. "He knows his brother was on the field. He knows Andy was behind me. He remembers walking off the field, going to the locker room, being on the field in the second half. He remembers all of that.