Monday, November 30, 2009

Scratch DeSean; don't count on Westbrook coming back this week; and keep an eye on Celek's left thumb.

Andy Reid said the Eagles' sensitivity to concussions hasn't increased since Brian Westbrook suffered two in a four-week timetable.
But the NFL's heightened sensitivity to concussions is another matter.
Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was doing "OK" Monday after being knocked out in the third quarter of the 27-24 win over the Redskins Sunday. There's little chance he even will make the trip to Atlanta for this weekend's game against the Falcons (6-5), who at this point are battling the Eagles (7-4) for a wild card playoff berth.
Also, tight end Brent Celek apparently has more than just a sprain of his thumb, Reid conceding that means there could be ligament damage. Don't count on Celek to carry the load Sunday. He had three drops in the last game ostensibly due to the thumb issue.
Westbrook, on the other hand is scheduled to meet with "outside" concussion specialists this week. With Westbrook suffering a headache exercising last week, don't look for him any time soon,


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