Vick Diagnosed With Rib Contusion
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.