Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has officially 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…. (source)
According to Jonathan Tamari of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Eagles head coach Andy Reid made it clear that Michael Vick will remain the starting quarterback.
Vick suffered a rib cartilage injury in Sunday’s game against their division rival Washington Redskins.
Eagles and Vick fans were looking to see if opening day starter Kevin Kolb would take the starting position back from Vick since he lost the starting job to an injury in Week 1 but that looks like it’s not going to happen.
Vick has been nothing short of amazing this season. He brought the Eagles back from a 20-3 deficit against the Packers but came up short losing 27-20. Vick then won two straight games against the Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars before suffering from the rib injury in the first quarter of the Redskins game.
Reid has no reason to go back to Kolb, especially since Kolb has played awful when called upon this season. This job is Vick’s to lose and the way he’s been playing, it doesn’t look like he’ll lose this job anytime soon and Reid seems to feel the same way...(source)