Westbrook misses second straight practice, questionable for Sunday

Updated: October 10, 2008, 2:00 AM ET
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Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook sat out of practice for a second straight day Thursday because of a rib injury sustained early in the game against Washington on Sunday.

Brian Westbrook

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Westbrook broke two ribs but was able to return after an injection of painkillers.

"I am just trying to get healthy enough to play and get to the point where the pain is not as strong and try to get out there on the field," Westbrook said.

"You try to go out there, you want to be as healthy as possible and produce for your team. When you're out there and you keep getting injured and keep getting nicked up, it's tough to handle that type of thing."

Coach Andy Reid praised Westbrook's toughness but did not know if he could play this week.

"He was a warrior in that game, being able to play," Reid said. "We've just got to get it calmed down there. We'll see how things go as the week progresses."

Westbrook finished with 84 total yards and a touchdown against Washington.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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