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Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Posted on: November 14, 2011 12:30 pm
Edited on: November 14, 2011 12:43 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

It was a rough Sunday for the Eagles, as they lost at home to Arizona 21-17. The defense was bad, DeSean Jackson was missing for disciplinary reasons, and Michael Vick looked horrible.

But Vick's apparently got a good excuse for his poor play -- Andy Reid told reporters on Monday, via our Eagles Rapid Reporter Kevin Noonan, that Vick suffered a couple broken ribs against the Cardinals and that he could miss time going forward.

"We'll see," Reid said when asked if Vick would play Sunday.

According to Reid, Vick suffered the injury on the second play of the game against Arizona. If that's the case, it's not hard to see how -- Daryl Washington came off the edge, basically unblocked, and laid into Vick's side after the quarterback threw a completion to tight end Brent Celek.

The hit obviously affected Vick over the course of the game, even if he didn't disclose it following the loss yesterday.

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"I wasn’t accurate today," Vick said Sunday, per Noonan. "I never really got comfortable and that can’t happen. I have to find a way to get it done."

It's kind of hard to imagine that the Eagles would play Vick on Sunday; though there's an argument to made that their season hangs in the balance right now, there's also an argument to be made that the Eagles season is over.

The Giants sport a ferocious pass rush (they're first in the NFL with 30 sacks this season) and trotting Vick out against the Giants could expose him to further injury, even if he wears a flak jacket or some other protective device. In other words, the upside for putting Vick under center just isn't there, even if the downside involves Vince Young running the offense.



In other Eagles news, Andy Reid believes he's still the coach to lead Philadelphia.

"I am," Reid said when asked that question Monday.

Reid also said Juan Castillo would continue to call the defensive plays for the Eagles and that no change was coming on that end of things.

And DeSean Jackson is still a starting wide receiver, per Reid, who said the team addressed his status and laid it all on the table. That's a good thing, because several players, including Vick, lamented the loss of Jackson to the team's offense yesterday.

"Any time you don't have one of your premier players, one of your go-to guys, it does [hurt]," Vick said. "But we have to respect the decisions that were made. We wish it never had to come to that, but it is what it is and you still have to go out and win the football game."

To sum up: it's a complete and utter mess right now in Philadelphia and despite the Eagles not being mathematically eliminated yet, things don't appear poised to make a turn for the better.

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Comments

Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2011 4:47 pm
 

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

I'll take Mike Kafka over Mike Vick anyday of the week.
Have you seen Kafka play since he's been with the Eagles?  I have.  Do not desire it.  At least not for the foreseeable future.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 4:35 pm
 

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

HE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WITH THE DOGS!!!
You are a complete idiot. At least reseach what happened before making such a stupid statement.

I agree Michael Vick paid for his crime and people should forgive him but for you to say he was not involved makes you look really stupid.




Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2011 4:31 pm
 

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

First he broke his hand then it was ok now he breaks his ribs then that will be ok.
SolidFoolsGold (4:09 p.m.), you're sounding a bit incoherent there.  First of all, get your facts right: his hand was contused, not broken, and so he was back in for the next game.  "and now he breaks his ribs then that will be ok"?  Well, yes, broken ribs do eventually heal.  The question is, how soon, and I guess that depends on how serious this particular injury turned out to be. 
What, are you suggesting that his ribs aren't broken--i.e., that the Eagles' doctors falsified all the medical records and then lied about it, jeopardizing their own professional reputations, and alll for nothing?  Please, SolidDross, stop it.  



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 4:30 pm
 

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

Wishing death on someone is never a good thing, maybe Sandusky but not Vick. i despise him as well but do not wish the man death, and it certaintly wouldnt make me smile. Davegus your a sick phuck and worse than Vick wishing and smiling something like that....
Gotta disagree. The world would be a little bit better without Vick.

Psycho mass murderer.



Since: Oct 17, 2007
Posted on: November 14, 2011 4:25 pm
 

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

I'll take Mike Kafka over Mike Vick anyday of the week. I know Vick is never gonna win at the NFL level, with Kafka at least there is a chance he could produce.



Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: November 14, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

take a seat dog killer.



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2011 4:12 pm
 

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

at least he already has his fat contract, fancy houses, and spendy cars. Money well spent eh Eagle fans?



Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2011 4:11 pm
 

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

"LOOK! it says FRAG-EEELAY.... that must be Italian!" 



maybe Vick needs to be spray painted with "FRAGILE" like the Christmas Story leg lamp. 



Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2011 4:09 pm
 

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

FAKER FAKING IT UP! 


MOTHER FAKER!  



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 4:09 pm
 

Vick has couple broken ribs, could miss time

King of the excuse makers that is Mickey Vick. First he broke his hand then it was ok now he breaks his ribs then that will be ok. The only thing that is not ok is the way this college player plays in the NFL and that is bad. This guy has what 8 years in the league and is a .500 winner? Vick sucks and that is just the way it is. Just another mediocre player that will never be a winner unless the team has a great defense and carries him all the way.


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