Reid says he's 'counting on' Westbrook

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

It's hard to imagine Eagles running back Brian Westbrook being ready to go Sunday against the Giants after suffering a concussion against the Redskins, but coach Andy Reid's not ruling out the possibility. Reid said on his weekly radio show Tuesday on WIP 610 that he's "counting on" Westbrook to play against the Giants.

But Eagles beat man for the Inquirer Bob Brookover talked to a former Eagles team doctor who said he would anticipate Westbrook being out for a few weeks.

"If he was unconscious he is probably out at least a few weeks," Dr. Art Bartolozzi, now the Flyers' team physician told Brookover. "Amnesia means the hard drive has been shaken. The brain is like a computer. If you lose data, it tells you something is wrong with the computer."

If Westbrook can't go against the Eagles, rookie LeSean McCoy will get the start. McCoy's been productive at times this season, but it's not like he's had a real breakout game. Could this be the game where Reid takes the training wheels off the Wildcat formation? I wouldn't bet on it.

Eldra Buckley will have to be ready to get a few carries for the Eagles. And given his fumbling issues in the preseason that would worry me a bit.