Ailing Westbrook to miss practice for Eagles

Eagles coach Andy Reid is taking a wait-and-see approach again this week with ailing RB Brian Westbrook. This week, however, it’s due to Westbrook’s fractured ribs.

Westbrook will not practice on Wednesday and will be day-to-day with his latest injury, according to Reid. A week after sitting out with an injured ankle, Westbrook sustained the rib injury during last week’s loss to the Redskins. He was able to complete the game and finished with 84 total yards, including a 9-yard touchdown run, as the Eagles fell to 2-3.

“He was a warrior in that game, being able to play, and we’ve just got to get it calmed down a bit there,” said Reid. “We’ll see how things go as the week progresses.”

Wesbrook said during his media session on Wednesday that he was sore and was having difficulty sleeping. He had a similar experience with a rib injury during the 2004 season, and left the door open as to whether he’ll be able to play this week.

“It’s definitely frustrating,” said Westbrook. “You try to go out there, you want to be as healthy as possible and produce for your team. When you’re out there and you keep getting injured and keep getting nicked up, it’s tough to handle that type of thing.”

Reid also said the status of Pro Bowl LG Shawn Andrews, who has missed the last three games with back spasms, has not changed.

“There hasn’t been a lot of improvement there,” said Reid. “I’d like to tell you that there has, but there hasn’t been.”

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