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Westbrook will see Concussion Specialists


I'm sure u guys know about this already, but I still decided to post this up.

Copied the whole article from: http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/Story.asp?story_id=19432

Westbrook To See Concussion Specialists
  November 17, 2009 | Last Updated: 11/17/09 5:07 PM ET | Comments (1)

Running back Brian Westbrook will visit two concussion specialists in Pittsburgh on Wednesday to assess if and when he can continue his playing career after sustaining his second concussion of the season Sunday against San Diego.

Head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder provided the following info regarding Westbrook's visit to Pittsburgh. 

"The Eagles will first have Westbrook consult with neuropsychologist Mark R. Lovell, PhD.  Following that visit Westbrook and Lovell will consult with neurosurgeon Joseph Maroon, MD.  Dr. Lovell has been consulting with the Eagles' medical staff on Westbrook's recovery from the first concussion during the past three weeks," Burkholder said.

Head coach Andy Reid addresses the media on Wednesday, which you can see on Eagles Live! presented by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board at 11 AM.   Westbrook suffered the first concussion of his career on Oct. 26 against the Washington Redskins when he was kneed in the helmet by linebacker London Fletcher and briefly lost consciousness. He was then held out of the Eagles' next two games against the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys.   Last Sunday against the Chargers, Westbrook suffered another concussion after being hit in the helmet by Chargers' safety Eric Weddle.
-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 3:23 p.m., November 16



Best wishes to Westbrook. Hope he can return, but I would rather him live a happy life than get another 3rd concussion. 

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