PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook will 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's agent, Todd France, has been quoted by ESPN.com saying that Westbrook will have a procedure to "clean it up" and that Westbrook has no timetable for his return. ESPN.com's story quotes a "source" that says Westbrook could be sidelined "well into training camp." France said Westbrook has "bone spurs" in his ankle that need to be cleaned out, and that if it were the regular season, Westbrook would not have surgery.
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.
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 Sept. 2.