Vick diagnosed with rib cartilage injury

Published: October 5th 2010
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PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Michael Vick(notes) got a warning from teammate DeSean Jackson(notes)

right before he was injured.“I told him: ‘Don’t take no hits like that. We can’t

afford you taking hits,”’ Jackson said. “He’s just trying to make things happen.”
Vick didn’t listen, and he ended up with a rib cartilage injury that may force him to

miss at least Philadelphia’s next game at San Francisco.
If Vick can’t play, Kevin Kolb(notes) gets another chance to prove he can be the No. 1

quarterback. Kolb began the season as Donovan McNabb’s(notes) successor, but lost his

job when he sustained a concussion in Week 1 and Vick played exceptional in his absence.
The offense struggled without Vick in Philadelphia's 17-12 loss to McNabb and the

Redskins on Sunday. The Eagles (2-2) now travel to face a desperate 49ers team looking

to avoid an 0-5 start.
Vick wasn't the only one hurt against the Redskins. Running back LeSean McCoy broke a

rib during the first half but played through it. His status also is uncertain. Pro Bowl

cornerback Asante Samuel and wide receiver Riley Cooper sustained mild concussions.
"I think he'll be fine," Reid said. "I think everybody has confidence in him and you go

in and play well."


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