Friday, December 18, 2009

Eagles RB Westbrook and WR Maclin will not play against 49ers

The Philadelphia Eagles will play this Sunday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers without running back Brian Westbrook and rookie wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, who have been ruled out because of injuries.
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Westbrook has not played in his Eagles jersey for the last four games and six of the last seven with a concussion. He practiced on the scout team this week, but the two-time Pro Bowler has not been medically cleared to play in a game, especially under the new NFL rules about players’ return after suffering head injuries. His playing status for next game will be decided after undergoing another test next week.

Maclin left Sunday’s win over the New York Giants with a torn plantar fascia, tissue at the bottom of his left foot. He will be replaced by Reggie Brown, who may share the load with veteran Kevin Curtis. And according to Eagles Coach Andy Reid, Maclin “has made a lot of progress” and may return for the Dec. 27 matchup with the Denver Broncos.

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