Michael Vick lasted only one play into the Philadelphia Eagles second possession on Monday Night Football against the New England Patriots before leaving the game with an injury. Patriots linebacker Jermaine Cunningham smacked Vick in the first quarter and Vick tried to get up under his own power before being forced back down to a knee.
Vick was assisted by the Eagles medical staff and went to the sideline before eventually going to the locker room with what looks to be look a rib injury. Vick underwent x-rays on the injured ribs.
One source has told NFL Spin Zone that Vick is believed to have broken at least one rib. The report is unconfirmed and we are looking for confirmation of the injury.
It was just last season that Vick missed time with a rib injury and it is now deja vu for the Eagles and their signal-caller.
Here is video of the hit by Cunningham:
Stay tuned to NFL Spin Zone for more on Vick’s injury as the story develops.
UPDATE: The Eagles have announced that Vick’s x-rays have come back negative.