Vick Diagnosed With Rib Contusion

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael VickThe results for Michael Vick’s MRI and CT scan are in, and the Eagles quarterback has no broken bones or fractured cartilage.

The official diagnosis is a contusion of his ribs and of the soft tissue area surrounding it.

It’s quite possible that we’ve seen the last of Vick this preseason. The Eagles travel to Cleveland to take on the Browns Friday night and then host the Jets at the Linc on August 30. We are still 19 days away from the regular-season opener.

“If he didn’t play again, I think he’s ok,” Andy Reid said Monday. “I would tell you I’d probably like to see him play a little bit more, but he’s got enough experience. We’re not talking about a rookie, so I think he’d be ok.”

We should get a clearer picture of how the Eagles will proceed with Vick when Reid addresses the media Wednesday morning.

For now, it looks like a heavy workload for rookie Nick Foles the rest of the way. Foles played most of Monday night’s game, going 18-for-28 for 217 yards, a pair of touchdowns and an interception.

Mike Kafka continues to recover from a fractured left hand he suffered in the first preseason game against the Steelers. Reid said recently there’s a chance he could be back for the preseason finale against the Jets.

The Eagles also have Trent Edwards, who played in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s game.

Vick suffered the injury on the Eagles’ sixth offensive play from scrimmage and his fourth dropback. Left guard Evan Mathis got beat by defensive tackle Kyle Love, forcing Vick to spin away to his right. Rather than take the sack, Vick launched a deep ball intended for DeSean Jackson and absorbed a blow from Patriots linebacker Jermaine Cunningham.

In the Eagles’ first preseason game, Vick was also injured on the sixth play when he slammed his thumb against Jason Kelce’s helmet.

Vick missed three games last year and failed to finish two more with a number of different injuries, including broken ribs in a November contest against the Cardinals.

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  • North10

    I don’t want to go all Jon Gruden nutso here, but is anyone else slightly less concerned about Vick after seeing Foles play. Sure the pick was a horrible decision and he had a brutal shovel pass to avoid a sack that nearly went the other way, but what the heck. Put him in there, have him throw dink and dunk stuff to the TEs and hand the ball to Shaddy.

  • ICDogg

    Not the most serious injury, but one that hurts like a sonofabitch.

  • anon

    why don’t they have him wear rib protection during preseason at least

    • ICDogg

      get him a flak jacket with an airbag

  • saunhi

    In light of the New Orleans bounty disclosures, it really sucks to be a QB.