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Could both Eagles and Giants be without big guns?

While we here in Eagles Nation have been sweating the health of Brian Westbrook, something similar is going on up the turnpike in the swamp. The G-Men could be without Plaxico Burress come Sunday night.

The Giants may have to face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday without wide receiver Plaxico Burress, their most dynamic player this season. At the recommendation of the team doctor, Burress flew to Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday to have his nagging right ankle examined by an orthopedic specialist. A diagnosis was not made available.

Coach Tom Coughlin would not speculate on the severity of Burress's injury, saying only that the ankle was not broken. The Giants have been calling the injury a sprain.

Burress actually said after last week "I really didn't think I was going to make it through the whole game." That said, Burress did have a great second half even with the injury in which he hauled in 5 passes for 86 yds and a TD.

As for Westbrook and the other injured Eagles... It seems like it's a wait and see situation.

Meanwhile, Westbrook (abdominal strain), free safety Brian Dawkins (neck stinger), cornerback Lito Sheppard (knee) and left tackle William Thomas (knee) all remain day-to-day with their respective injuries, although Reid said they are all "improving."

Some more than others.

"It's not by big strides that he's getting better, but he is making improvement," Reid said of Westbrook. "It was important a day or two after the game that he wasn't regressing at all."

LJ Smith is out for this weekend.

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