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Vick might have to sit for a game

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles quarterback Michael Vick might miss a game with a rib cartilage injury sustained Sunday against the Redskins.

"This is going to be one of those day-to-day, week-to-week (injuries)," coach Andy Reid said Monday.

If Vick can't play, Kevin Kolb gets another chance. He began the season as Donovan McNabb's successor but lost the job when he sustained a concussion in Week 1 and Vick played exceptional.

"I'm a competitor, and I want to play," Kolb said. "I want to win. It's vital for our season and for our team right now to go out and win next week, and I hope I get the opportunity."

Reid wouldn't rule Vick out, but it would seem unlikely he could play given the painful nature of his injury. Reid said Vick, who was unavailable for comment, doesn't have any broken bones, though the cartilage between his second and third rib might be cracked.

Vick was injured late in the first quarter when he was sandwiched between safety Kareem Moore and cornerback DeAngelo Hall near the end of a 23-yard run to the Redskins 1 that was negated by a holding penalty.

More Eagles: Starting running back LeSean McCoy continued playing after breaking a rib Sunday, but his status for next week hasn't been determined.

Bears: Coach Lovie Smith sounded optimistic that quarterback Jay Cutler will return soon from his concussion but didn't give a definite timetable. His head banged the turf while being taken down by Aaron Ross in the first half, the Giants' ninth sack. Todd Collins played the second half.

Bills: The team disclosed starting cornerback Terrence McGee had surgery on his left leg last week and will miss at least two more games. Coach Chan Gailey said only that the surgery was related to McGee's knee soreness.

Cardinals: Coach Ken Whisenhunt did not name a starting quarterback. Sunday, Derek Anderson was pulled for rookie Max Hall.

Chargers: Starting strong safety Steve Gregory was suspended for four games by the league for violating its policy on performance-enhancing substances. Neither the team nor Gregory, whose only interception of the season came Sunday, disclosed the substance.

Giants: Center Shaun O'Hara, who has missed the past two games with bursitis in his left ankle, hopes to practice Wednesday then play Sunday.

Jaguars: Coach Jack Del Rio indicated defensive end Derrick Harvey, the eighth overall pick in 2008, will see less playing time. The ex-Gator has just 51/2 sacks and no forced fumbles in three seasons and made one tackle Sunday. He likely will be replaced by another ex-Gator, Jeremy Mincey, who had a sack Sunday.

Packers: Rookie safety Morgan Burnett, who was starting until Atari Bigby returns from left ankle surgery, is out for the season with a torn ACL. The team said it wasn't sure when the third-round pick was hurt.

Panthers: Top receiver Steve Smith likely will miss a game with a high left ankle sprain sustained Sunday when a defender fell on him. The team hopes he can return after the ensuing bye.

Seahawks: Linebacker Leroy Hill was suspended for one game but will be allowed to serve it while on injured reserve (though he won't be paid). Hill, who hurt his right Achilles' in Week 2, missed the opener for his arrest on a marijuana charge. This suspension resulted from his arrest on a domestic violence charge.

Titans: The league fined defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil $40,000 for his obscene gesture at game officials after his unit was flagged for a neutral zone infraction Sunday. Last season, Cecil was fined $20,000 when he was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct during a game. Also, defensive end Derrick Morgan, the 16th overall pick in April, is out for the season with a torn left ACL. Morgan, who had 11/2 sacks, was going after a ballcarrier Sunday when he landed awkwardly and twisted the knee.

Vick might have to sit for a game 10/04/10 [Last modified: Monday, October 4, 2010 10:38pm]
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