Vick diagnosed with rib contusion

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Aug 22 2012 03:07 PM | Updated as of Aug 22 2012 11:07 PM

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick's rib injury is a contusion with no broken bones or cartilage damage, the NFL team said Tuesday.

The diagnosis, after MRI and CT scans, was good news for the Eagles, who saw Vick depart a pre-season victory over New England in the first quarter on Monday night after absorbing a hard hit.

Vick was taken to the locker room for X-rays, which came back negative.

Rookie quarterback Nick Foles will start Friday's pre-season contest against the Cleveland Browns if Vick cannot play.

In 13 games last season, Vick threw for 3,303 yards, 18 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, but also missed playing time with broken ribs.

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