Vick has rib cartilage injury

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick throws a forward pass against the Washington Redskins...

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick throws a forward pass against the Washington Redskins during the first quarter of their NFL football game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 3, 2010. (REUTERS/Tim Shaffer)

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PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick stated he hopes to miss no longer than two weeks with a rib cartilage injury suffered during Sunday's loss to the Redskins.

Speaking on Virginia Beach radio station WXTG, Vick said there is cartilage damage in addition to a small fracture in his rib area that he is "feeling well." He added the most effective remedy for the ailment is rest.

An MRI taken earlier Monday showed the damage, which did not reveal any issues with the bones in the area.

"It's in the second or third rib...the cartilage looks like it's cracked in there a little bit," Eagles head coach Andy Reid said at his Monday press conference. "It's not the bone. It's up high on the sternum."

Vick was scrambling toward the goal line late in the first quarter when he was sandwiched between Kareem Moore and DeAngelo Hall. Vick walked off the field pulling at the front of his jersey, indicating an injury in his midsection.

Prior to his exit, he was 5-of-7 for 49 yards with three rushes for 17 yards.

Reid declared his starter "day-to-day and week-to-week," and so was also unable to reveal if Vick could play when the Eagles take on the 49ers in San Francisco this Sunday night.

"The most important thing is just rest," Vick said during his radio interview. "There is really nothing you can do for a rib injury, especially in the upper part of your rib cage. I'll get rest, I've got a Hyperbaric machine and I'll be spending a lot of time in that trying to restore my blood cells. I'll stay in the treatment room, getting ice for it and just trying to get movement."

With Vick likely to be sidelined Sunday, that means Kevin Kolb gets another shot at proving his worth as the team's No. 1 QB. Kolb started the season as the starter in place of the traded Donovan McNabb, but suffered a concussion in the first game. Vick started the next three, two of which were victories.

In addition to Vick's injury, Reid said that running back LeSean McCoy has a fractured rib. McCoy suffered the injury in the second quarter but remained in the game, posting 64 yards on 16 carries and adding 12 receptions for 100 yards. His status for Sunday is also unknown.


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