Monday, September 24, 2007

Westbrook has abdominal strain

By John McMullen
The Phanatic Magazine

Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook was diagnosed with an abdominal strain Monday.

Westbrook left Sunday's 56-21 win against the Detroit Lions in the third quarter with what was originally described as a rib injury.

After setting up a 1st-and-goal in the third quarter with a five-yard run, Westbrook went to the sidelines and later headed to the locker room.

Before leaving the game he had 14 carries for 110 yards and two touchdowns. In addition, he also had five catches for 111 yards and a score.

It was just the seventh time in NFL history that a player recorded 110-plus yards rushing and 110-plus yards receiving in the same game.

Westbrook's availability for the Eagles' next game against the New York Giants will be determined later this week.

"We'll know better in the next day or two," Philadelphia coach Andy Reid said. "Right now he's pretty sore."

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