Given the current NFL concussion crisis, what are the odds of the Eagles sending Jackson out to play Sunday in Atlanta, even if his test results are normal and he experiences no more symptoms?
It's really hard to see that happening, but good luck getting Andy Reid to say so.
Reid was asked yesterday if his experience with Westbrook would make him more cautious with Jackson.
"I know a lot is being said about concussions, and I will tell you we are as cautious as they come with concussions," Reid said. "We're going to do everything in our power to make sure we give him the proper treatment and diagnosis and so on for it. To compare it to Brian's, are we going to be more cautious? No, we're always cautious. We're going to do what we do."
Last week, the NFL decreed that before a concussed player can play again, he must be cleared by an independent specialist. Each team was instructed to identify such specialists, to be vetted by the league.
Reid again indicated that Jackson's concussion was less severe than the first one Westbrook suffered.
"He's OK," Reid said. "He doesn't feel bad today. We'll just see how he does here."