The Philadelphia Eagles will be without their starting
quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy, who are each recovering
from concussions, when they take on the Carolina Panthers tonight.
Vick sustained his head injury two weeks ago against the
Dallas Cowboys. He was unable to suit up last weekend when the Eagles took on
the Washington Redskins, and he’s been ruled out for at least one more contest.
McCoy suffered his concussion last week against the Redskins.
The injury occurred late in the game, prompting many to question why he was
still playing during what was already a blowout.
Vick and McCoy will each be replaced by rookies; quarterback
Nick Foles and running back Bryce Brown.
Beyond Vick and McCoy, wide receiver Jason Avant (hamstring)
and running back Chris Poke (toe) are also out. Wide receiver Riley Cooper
(knee), defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins (foot/ankle) and offensive lineman
Danny Watkins (ankle) are all probable to play against the Panthers.
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