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Reid Gives Westbrook Update

Andy Reid updated the condition of running back Brian Westbrook after the star running back suffered his second concussion of the season.

"It's too early to tell right now," Reid said of Westbrook's prognosis for the rest of the season. "Football right now is not the important thing for Brian."

Westbrook suffered the concussion after being hit by Chargers' safety Eric Weddle on a screen pass in the third quarter. He did not lose consciousness, like he did when he suffered a concussion against the Redskins, but "felt foggy."

Reid said that the team took every precaution with Westbrook heading into the Chargers game, and it will continue to do so.

Westbrook underwent more tests when the team returned to Philadelphia early Monday morning, the results of which are not yet known.

With Westbrook's status uncertain for the rest of the season, the rushing load will likely fall to rookie LeSean McCoy and fullback Leonard Weaver.

In other injury news, cornerback Sheldon Brown had an MRI Monday morning on a hamstring strain that kept him out of the end of Sunday's loss. Safety Quintin Demps has an ankle sprain that has "more components of a high ankle sprain."

Left tackle Jason Peters, who missed Sunday's game, has a mild ankle sprain, and Reid said he should be able to play this Sunday night against the Chicago Bears.

Wide receiver Kevin Curtis (knee) and linebacker Akeem Jordan (hyper-extended knee) are "continuing to improve," though Reid said Curtis is unlikely to practice this week.

Reid praised his team's efforts in the comeback attempt against the Chargers, as well as the tremendous fan support in San Diego. He said that mistakes early in the game cost the team in the end.

"Three opportunities in the red zone that you have to take advantage of," Reid said. "We've got to do better there ... You've got to make sure that you score touchdowns."

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 1:12 p.m., November 16

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