Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mike Vick may be nursing sore ribs and have only taken twelve snaps this preseason, but that won’t prevent him from being the team’s starter in Week 1 against the Browns.
After an x-ray revealed no fracture, a CT scan and MRI results also showed no long-term damage to Vick’s ribs. According to head coach Andy Reid on Wednesday,
Vick has bruised ribs and will not practice. He’s still pretty sore. Most likely, he won’t practice, and most likely, he won’t play, but we’ll take it day-by-day.”
Reid will keep Vick out for the remainder of the preseason and bank on his experience as a veteran and his work this offseason to lead the Eagles come the start of the regular season in Cleveland.
The head coach saw positive signs from Vick in terms of his effort to protect himself. Though the technique was problematic, the fact that he slid was something that Reid saw as a good step. But the coach indicated that there is a “fine line” with having Vick be concerned ...