After sitting out a practice session, it turns out that Eagles running back Brian Westbrook will have to have surgery on his right ankle Friday. Dr. Mark Meyerson will perform the operation in Baltimore. The Eagles called the procedure “a debridement” of the ankle.
Westbrook missed one game last season with a high ankle sprain. He had minor knee surgery after the Eagles lost to Arizona in the NFC championship game, and it was thought that he would be fine, but now he’ll have to have the surgery to correct the issue so he can be back for the season.
An All-Pro in 2007, Westbrook had 936 yards rushing last season, caught 54 passes for 402 yards and had a career-best 14 touchdowns. The Eagles drafted running back LeSean McCoy in the second round to provide insurance for the injury-prone Westbrook, who turns 30 in September 2nd.