Monday, August 21, 2006

Westbrook Injury Update

from dave spadaro's article on philadelphiaeagles.com:
Brian Westbrook is recovering from his ankle injury.
this is the first mention of it being an ankle injury instead of a "foot sprain". westbrook's injury has seemed fishy to me all along. i know most out there aren't concerned because it's been termed a "minor" injury. if it's so minor, why no details? i smell "high-ankle sprain".

those things take forever to heal.

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Anonymous Phil said...

There's been no details because it's the preseason and they don't have to give any. Secondly, if it was serious they'd want to keep it as quiet as possible. That said, I don't think it's that serious or the Birds would have been rumored to be interested in a RB before the Davis one popped out. Suggs, Duckett, and Barlow have all been dangled/traded without mentioning Philly yet. I'd be shocked if the signed an injury prone RB given their depleted ranks. It's one thing to do that to supplment your starter, it's an entirely different when you're trying to replace your starter.

3:12 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think they sign Davis as a 3rd RB. Strictly used as a 3rd and 1 and goaline kind of a guy.

- Joe

3:41 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a serious question: Can anyone explain what the heck a "high-ankle sprain" is? No one in the history of sports had one of these until about 5 years ago, and now everyone seems to get them. I already know they're devesatating, I just don't know what they are? Is this another Kipperism?

Ben

8:38 PM EDT  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

it's a less severe version of the injury that me-o had. my understanding is that there is a sheet like ligament that connects the two bones of the lower leg. a high ankle sprain is when that ligament gets strained or torn.

me-o had a tear in that ligament combined with a break of one of the bones in the lower leg.

i've read that they started to specify ankle sprain vs. high ankle sprain once they determined how much longer it takes to come back from a high ankle sprain.

8:48 PM EDT  

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