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Andrews takes epidural, shot to get ready for Eagles

Giants offensive lineman Shawn Andrews will face his

Giants offensive lineman Shawn Andrews will face his brother Stacy in Sunday's game against Jacksonville. (Sept. 19, 2010) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Shawn Andrews’ return to Philadelphia did not go the way he expected it to.

“Very heartbreaking,” he said of the loss to his former team in which he was flagged for two holding penalties – one of them questionable – and his offense turned the ball over five times. “It was tough. We had it and we let it slip away. Just mistakes, careless mistakes. Anytime you lose the turnover battle, most of the time you lose the game. It showed tonight.”

Andrews called the game heartbreaking, but the real trouble he had is with his back. He said he had an epidural during the week and took an injection of Toradol before the game to alleviate the pain and soreness in his back, which has undergone two surgeries in the last three years and essentially ended his career in Philly.

“The life of an NFL player I guess,” he said of the routine.

Andrews did hint that “there was a little something there at the end,” a suggestion that he might have re-injured his back, but added that “it held up and I’ll be alright.”



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