still hasn't mentioned the word
when talking about offensive tackle
"He has a shoulder contusion and a potential stinger, dinger, I'm not sure exactly what category it goes in, but that's what we're having tested right now," the Eagles' coach said yesterday. "He's doing well. That's the positive side."
Peters left Sunday's 34-7 win over the Atlanta Falcons early in the second quarter after landing awkwardly at the completion of a chop block. It was announced that he had a shoulder and head injury during the game, but the offensive tackle said afterward that he did not have a concussion and that he planned to be back in the lineup Sunday against the New York Giants.
Reid, without using the C word, said Peters was examined by doctors for concussionlike symptoms.
"There was a fear that he was hit in the head and the shoulder, both things," Reid said. "And I just said, 'Hey, keep him' " on the sideline.
The coach was asked if Peters had to go through the same kind of tests the team put running back Brian Westbrook and receiver DeSean Jackson through after they suffered recent concussions.
"They're looking at him right now," Reid said. "They're going through all of that with him right now, just seeing exactly where he is. It's tough to tell exactly what it is because he has this shoulder thing and so it might just be a stinger, so they're kind of deciphering through all that."
Reid said on his WIP-AM (610) radio show last night that Peters had a stinger and a sore shoulder, but did not call the injury a concussion. It's not known if Peters will be able to practice tomorrow.
For the first time since suffering the concussion that knocked him out of the Nov. 29 game against Washington, Jackson talked extensively about how he felt and what he went through during his ESPN-AM (950) radio show last night.
The wide receiver said he planned to be back in the lineup against the Giants, but he still has to pass some concussion tests during the practice week.
"The test and results are looking good right now," Jackson said.
Jackson said he lost consciousness momentarily after being hit by Washington linebacker London Fletcher and cornerback Justin Tryon.
"It was a scary situation," Jackson said. "My body was tingling, and I never had anything like that before. Honestly, it's not a great situation. You wake up and your head hurts. Throughout the week, I had headaches, fatigue, and I was tired. I really started feeling better Saturday, and Sunday I woke up with no headache, so I was back to normal. In my situation, it was bearable, but I knew it was a serious situation."
Jackson said the only thing he didn't remember about the play was who hit him.
Reid continued to deflect questions regarding a contract extension that appears to be imminent.
"That is the last thing on my mind right now," Reid said on his radio show. "I'm not even going to go there with it. I know that got out there, and I can't tell you I'm big on that. I don't like that. The club put out a statement, and I'm fully supportive of that statement, and I'd like to leave it at that.
"I always thought this would be a neat place to coach, and I was lucky enough to come here, and I love Philadelphia. I'd be honored if [an extension] took place."
Reid said Jeremy Maclin has a sprained shoulder and plantar fasciitis, but he didn't think either injury would keep the rookie wide receiver from playing against the Giants. . . . Linebacker Tracy White has a sprained shoulder joint. . . . Reid was asked if he talked to second-year safety Quintin Demps about the two personal-foul penalties he was flagged for Sunday. "I think you know me well enough," Reid said. "I probably said a couple things there."