Mike Vick’s ribs not fractured

Vick doesn't have fractured ribs, but he probably won't play Friday night in Cleveland.

Mike Vick’s rib injury is a contusion, according to the team. The Eagles quarterback underwent both an MRI and a CT scan Tuesday and the tests revealed no fracture. Vick does have a contusion of the ribs and the soft tissue surrounding them.

Vick was injured in the first quarter of Monday night’s preseason game in New England. He was hit in the chest area by Pats linebacker Jermaine Cunningham after he threw up a bomb intended for DeSean Jackson. Vick left with 6:01 on the clock to undergo X-rays and didn’t return.

Andy Reid will address the media Wednesday for an official update. After Monday’s game, the coach said he would “play it by ear” regarding Vick’s future status. Reid also commented that he thought Vick would be fine if the veteran sat out the rest of the preseason. The team has two remaining games, including Friday night against Cleveland.


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