Brian Westbrook didn’t practice Wednesday, two days after suffering a concussion, and Eagles coach Andy Reid isn’t sure if his two-time Pro Bowl running back will play in Sunday’s game against the Giants.
“We’ll see what kind of improvement he makes,” Reid said. “He is doing the tests that the guys do throughout the week here. We’ll see how he does by the time we get to game time.”
If Westbrook can’t go, rookie LeSean McCoy would receive the bulk of the Eagles’ carries. McCoy leads the team in carries (59) and yards (212), but his 3.6-yard average is 1.2 lower than Westbrook’s.
“Anytime that you lose a guy who is very productive for you and has been for years, it is tough,” Eagles QB Donovan McNabb said. “But I think what we have to do as an offense is continue to spread that around and get guys more involved who are going to be more of an asset for us. And I think any time you are asking other guys to fill in for one of the best to have ever played in an Eagles uniform and shoes, it is tough.
“But yet still McCoy is going to do a great job for us running the ball, catching the ball or whatever it may be. … We just look forward to getting out on the football field and playing.