PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has been ruled out for Sunday's game in San Francisco, meaning Kevin Kolb will get the start in his place.
Vick suffered cartilage damage in addition to a small fracture in his rib area in last Sunday's loss to Washington. The injury took place while he was scrambling toward the goal line late in the first quarter and got sandwiched between two defenders.
Kolb, who suffered a concussion in the season opener against Green Bay and lost his job as the starter after an ineffective first half and the stellar play of Vick, will get another shot at the position he was given following the April trade of Donovan McNabb to Washington.
The fourth-year pro came off the bench to replace Vick last week and completed 22-of-35 passes for 201 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Cornerback Asante Samuel and rookie wide receiver Riley Cooper, who both suffered concussions against the Redskins, have also been ruled out against San Francisco.
Running back LeSean McCoy, who did not practice Wednesday and Thursday after suffering a rib injury in last week's game, returned to practice on Friday and, according to head coach Andy Reid, is likely to play on Sunday against the 49ers.