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Broken ribs for Westbrook

October 07, 2008|From the Associated Press

All-Pro running back Brian Westbrook broke two ribs in the Philadelphia Eagles' 23-17 loss to Washington on Sunday, though he kept playing and finished the game.

Westbrook missed one game this season with an ankle injury, but it's too early to know if his latest injury will keep him out of Sunday's game at San Francisco.

"We just have to see," Coach Andy Reid said Monday. "We have to see how it all works out and exactly the pain level there. Right now, he's very sore, so we'll see how things go over the next few days."

Westbrook had 84 total yards against the Redskins. He leads the Eagles (2-3) with 194 yards rushing and has six touchdowns, two receiving.

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An unapologetic Plaxico Burress rejoined the New York Giants, noting he didn't lose any sleep after the Giants suspended him for a game for missing a team meeting. The receiver attributed his absence on Sept. 22 to a family emergency, which he described as having to take his son to school.

"It was just a situation I had to deal with that morning, and I made the right decision," Burress said. "I don't have any regrets about the decision I made at all."

Burress said family would still come first next time, but that he would make sure he called to let the Giants know about the problem.

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Minnesota Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson will miss the rest of the season after being put on injured reserve because of dislocated toes on his left foot. . . . New York Jets safety Eric Smith appealed his one-game suspension and $50,000 fine by the NFL for his helmet-to-helmet hit last week on Arizona receiver Anquan Boldin. A ruling is expected today. . . . Buffalo Bills quarterback Trent Edwards is still experiencing post-concussion symptoms, leaving his status uncertain as the team enters its off week. . . . Quarterback Brodie Croyle, out four weeks because of a separated shoulder, will start for Kansas City in its next game on Oct. 19. . . . Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will miss some practice again this week because of a sore shoulder, but is expected to play on Sunday.

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