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Is Shawn Andrews just being dramatic?

First, check out the last post for the genesis of this whole controversy. Today, Andy Reid reiterated that the injury was a simple ankle sprain. Dave Spadaro on Eagles Live repeated that and wondered whether Shawn was just being dramatic... Team sources seemed to be encouraging as well

Bob Brookover at the Inky had a source.

Despite Andrews' vagueness and obvious concern about his status, a team source said yesterday that he expected the Pro Bowl guard to be ready for the season opener. The same source said he believed that tight end L.J. Smith, safety Brian Dawkins, and cornerback Lito Sheppard would be in the starting lineup on opening day.

Reuben Frank heard the same story from another team source.

A high-ranking team official, who asked that his name not be used, said the Eagles' medical people believe Andrews will be fine. He didn't rule out the chance that Andrews will be ready to play by opening day, which is now just 24 days away.

This is a very peculiar situation. Certainly I'm starting to understand why Andy doesn't like his players to discuss their injuries... Is Andrews just being dramatic here? When I read quotes from him that say "Just pray for me if you care about me," I tend to think that just maybe he is. We'll see.

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