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Brian Westbrook (1 Viewer)

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Posted on Thu, Mar. 30, 2006

http://www.philly.com

Don't look for the Eagles to use their first-round pick on USC's LenDale White. While Reid acknowledged that he needs a bigger back to mix in with undersized Brian Westbrook, Ryan Moats and Bruce Perry, he's thinking Kohl's rather than Saks.

"We'll see,'' he said. "We'll see how it goes [on draft day]. I'm not going to say I'm not going there [for a big running back] on the first day.

"I don't mind having a back with a little bit of size. I don't mind having a changeup guy in there. I always keep my eye open for that.''

Despite another injury-shortened season by Westbrook, Reid said he is not considering turning the 5-9, 200-pounder into a quasi wideout. Quite the contrary. He said he hopes to use Westbrook more than ever as a runner next season.

"I'd like to get him more touches out of the backfield,'' he said. "We'll see how it works out. He's the lead dog. He's going to get the ball. Running game. Passing game. He'll be fine.''

Despite his size and lack of power, Westbrook can be an effective inside runner, Reid said.

"I really think he can,'' he said. "I probably emphasized the stretch play more than the inside zone play with him. And I think people played that. But I think he can be effective inside.''

 

Jeff Pasquino

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Is there any concern about his recovery from his injury last year?
Westbrook was diagnosed, wrongly, that he had a lisfranc sprain.It was later re-diagnosed to be a sprain of his foot but not a lisfranc. He could have come back for the last game but Philly had no reason to rush him. The timetable of 6-8 weeks (4 if they pushed) didn't really matter so they gave him an early offseason.

So no - no reason to worry.

 

Bri

Footballguy
Is there any concern about his recovery from his injury last year?
Westbrook was diagnosed, wrongly, that he had a lisfranc sprain.It was later re-diagnosed to be a sprain of his foot but not a lisfranc. He could have come back for the last game but Philly had no reason to rush him. The timetable of 6-8 weeks (4 if they pushed) didn't really matter so they gave him an early offseason.

So no - no reason to worry.
Lis Franc is a sprain of the foot. In fact it's often stated as a sprain of the "mid foot" which just sounds goofy. Anyhow, that doc that originally said it was a Lis Franc sprain re-examined him and said it wasn't that but a "mid foot sprain" so he sounds a little cooky to me. Esp because he went on to state how he needs rest and his body can't bear the weight etc. Look back, some strange stuff with that doc

http://news.footballguys.com/new/pp_blogge...ayerid=WestBr00

Also here's a good description of sports docs making up new terms for injuries and a good BB quote:(not about Lis Franc but fitting)

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has been around the league for 30 years. He says he has only heard the term "high ankle sprain" in the last 10 years or so.

"I didn't know there was one," he said. "It didn't seem like we ever had them before. I guess we must have. It seemed like everybody always had a low ankle sprain, then all of a sudden that [term] caught on like bell-bottomed pants. Then everyone got high ankles."
also again, same link
The Lis Franc injury is a mid-foot sprain.
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dw...se.1ba6745.htmlAnyhow, he should have already been thru some esp rough rehab and should be OK, as you said. The Iggles have a good trainer

http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/team/fro...bio.jsp?id=1604

 
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