Injury roundup: Eagles’ Westbrook hurts ankle

(Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

(Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

Eagles RB Brian Westbrook left Sunday’s 15-6 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter with a strained ankle and did not return.

Coach Andy Reid said X-rays showed the ankle wasn’t broken, but Westbrook will have an MRI on Monday.

The Eagles played nearly three full quarters without Westbrook, who exited after the first play of the second quarter. He landed awkwardly after a short run, and appeared to have his right ankle landed on by a teammate. Westbrook was taken into the stadium by team trainers, walking gingerly with a noticeable limp.

The Eagles also lost QB Donovan McNabb briefly with a chest injury, although he has returned to the game. McNabb was shaken up during the second quarter and did not come out for the first series of the second half. He was replaced by second-year QB Kevin Kolb, who threw an interception on his first NFL pass attempt on the Eagles’ second play of the half.

Westbrook finished with five rushes for 12 yards.

– Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger suffered a hand injury in Sunday’s 15-6 loss to the Eagles.

– Lions QB Jon Kitna was knocked out of the 31-13 loss to the 49ers late during the fourth quarter with a sprained knee. Kitna was hurt when he was sacked for a 6-yard loss by Parys Haralson; he was replaced by Dan Orlovsky.

– Saints LT Jammal Brown left Sunday’s game vs. the Broncos with a groin injury. Brown left in the second quarter and was replaced by OT Zach Streif.

Jaguars FS Reggie Nelson suffered a bruised knee midway through the third quarter against Indy. Nelson was injured when he collided with teammate Brian Williams.

The Jaguars also lost DB Scott Starks to an apparent leg injury. Starks, who was injured on the first play during the fourth quarter, had his knee examined by trainers on the sideline.

– Giants CB Aaron Ross left Sunday’s 26-23 win over the Cincinnati Bengals with less than a minute remaining in regulation with an apparent shoulder injury. Ross was injured while making a tackle on TE Reggie Kelly. He was able to leave the field under his own power, but was not moving the shoulder as he walked off the field with trainers. Ross did not return to the field for the Giants’ first defensive series in overtime.

– Texans CB Fred Bennett was injured early in the third quarter against the Titans while making a tackle. Bennett was up on the sidelines, and appeared to be favoring his right shoulder. He was replaced by CB Demarcus Faggins.

– Vikings linebacker and special teams ace Vinny Ciurciu suffered an apparent knee injury on kick coverage during the third quarter against the Panthers. Trainers checked Ciurciu’s right knee as he was down on the field. He was able to limp off the field under his own power. Coach Brad Childress said Ciurciu was scheduled for an MRI exam on Monday.

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