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Report: McNabb has broken rib

As folks in Philly celebrate their local NFL team’s season-opening win with a mug full of suds, they might soon be crying in their beer.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb suffered a broken rib when he was hit in the end zone after scoring a touchdown in Sunday’s 38-10 shellacking of the Carolina Panthers.

It’s not yet known whether McNabb will miss any time, or whether he’ll suck it up and play.  (After all, it’s not like he has swine flu or polio.  Or lupus.)

If he can’t go, Kevin Kolb will get the start next week, when the Saints come walking in loose single-file fashion to the Linc.

As of Week Three, Mike Vick can play.  But Jay Glazer of FOX reported earlier today that Vick thinks he’s “several weeks away” from being back into top form.

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36 Responses to “Report: McNabb has broken rib”
  1. transmogrification says: Sep 13, 2009 4:48 PM

    2-0 versus the Giants in their own home, so sorry Florio. McNabb will be fine. Shit, the defense gave up 169 total yards and had 7 turnovers against a team that was 8-0 in the regular season last year —- Philadelphia will be running all over everyone they play this year, and you know it.

  2. saitek32 says: Sep 13, 2009 4:51 PM

    Popcorn
    Check

  3. Fan of Football says: Sep 13, 2009 4:53 PM

    Well if Jay Glazer said Vick is several weeks away, then Vick is defiantly several weeks away.

  4. transmogrification says: Sep 13, 2009 4:55 PM

    2-0 versus the Giants in their own home, so sorry Florio. McNabb will be fine. Shit, the defense gave up 169 total yards and had 7 turnovers against a team that was 8-0 in the regular season last year —- Philadelphia will be running all over everyone they play this year, and you know it.

  5. stopwest says: Sep 13, 2009 4:55 PM

    Glazer pick without a joke—going soft Florio.
    I can’t see Kolb starting a book after tonight’s performance

  6. promin1 says: Sep 13, 2009 4:57 PM

    Mcfatty is a pussy

  7. NoFootballtalk says: Sep 13, 2009 4:57 PM

    Oh sh*t

  8. maalea says: Sep 13, 2009 4:57 PM

    The local comcast network says he will miss 2-4 weeks.

  9. Feetwet says: Sep 13, 2009 5:00 PM

    DMac’s a BEAST. He’d play with polio, swine flu, lupus, excema, seborrhea and scoriosis if he had to. Those cheapshot artists from Carolina, ( remember the NFCCG ? ) got their due to the tune of 38-10 using their emergency QB after #s 1 and 2 were sent to the showers by good, hard, LEGAL defensive domination.
    Five sacks and five picks for what they did to 5.
    He’ll be back. Look out.

  10. mjposner says: Sep 13, 2009 5:01 PM

    Maybe I am to pro-Mcnabb, but the hit was late and a flag should have been thrown. Big knee to his side after he was clearly in the end zone.

  11. LiveNBreatheFootball says: Sep 13, 2009 5:01 PM

    I see Vick has been reading Favre’s Big Book of Excuses for Why I Suck.

  12. stanjam says: Sep 13, 2009 5:05 PM

    Sooo, McNabb will likely be out, Vick can’t play, and they are stuck at backup. The only question is: Will McNabb be back by the Time Vick can start?

  13. Route36West says: Sep 13, 2009 5:06 PM

    None of us philly fans are crying. Its a fractured rib not a broken rib. And its only 1 of them so its no big deal. Even if he doesnt play next week we play the chiefs in week 3 so he doesnt need to play then anyway and if he does he probly wont get touched. Then we got a bye week in week 4 . So that will give him 4 weeks. And like u said Brett Favre has broken ribs and is playing.
    A reporter asked Reid if it was safe to say Donovan wont be playing next week. Andy laughed at him and said not its not safe to say he could play next week.

  14. wydok says: Sep 13, 2009 5:06 PM

    McNabb will be fine.

  15. Smush Rodrigez says: Sep 13, 2009 5:07 PM

    promin1 says:
    September 13, 2009 4:57 PM
    Mcfatty is a pussy
    ****
    McNabb is a warrior. 4 tds on a broken leg. Played a year through a sports hernia. And by the way, when he took his pads off – he did not look fat – he looked jacked! Promin1, you are a jackass.

  16. gopherb24 says: Sep 13, 2009 5:10 PM

    Florio, I can’t take that swine flu joke anymore. It’s gotten so old and incredibly annoying. If I have to read it one more time, I’m out.

  17. FloriosHairHat says: Sep 13, 2009 5:10 PM

    “…it’s not like he has swine flu or polio. Or lupus…”
    [ /sigh ]
    Do I hear a motion to retire this?

  18. BadgerVMD says: Sep 13, 2009 5:12 PM

    It’s a broken rib not a season ending knee injury. This isn’t a huge problem for the Birds. Next four games- Saints, Chiefs, Bye Week, Bucs all at home. If he ends up missing all four weeks there is only one team on that list that could be a problem and that’s the Saints. Jackson could play in the wildcat all game for those 4 weeks and they would still be in a position to win. And who knows, McNabb could play after a week or so. A damper on a great game but nothing season-changing.

  19. BleedGreen says: Sep 13, 2009 5:15 PM

    Who bets they get AJ Feeley back ASAP?

  20. cgc1969 says: Sep 13, 2009 5:19 PM

    typical eagles fan, talking garbage, the saints will come in and blow your doors off next week, talk tough but no rings, howcome?

  21. barbarian says: Sep 13, 2009 5:21 PM

    transmogrification:
    2-0 versus the Giants in their own home, so sorry Florio. McNabb will be fine. Shit, the defense gave up 169 total yards and had 7 turnovers against a team that was 8-0 in the regular season last year —- Philadelphia will be running all over everyone they play this year, and you know it.
    Yeah Trans, the Panthers were a great test. Delhomme really looked great. Don’t get too cocky, you have yet to play a good offense. And don’t count on your offense to put together the kind of drives needed to beat good teams. It’s the same as the Giants and the Cowboys. We’ll know more in a few weeks. Don’t be so quick to crown their #SS.

  22. VoxVeritas says: Sep 13, 2009 5:23 PM

    “None of us philly fans are crying. Its a fractured rib not a broken rib.”
    You may not be crying, but you sure are stupid. A fractured rib is a broken rib, dummy.

  23. VoxVeritas says: Sep 13, 2009 5:24 PM

    “As of Week Three, Mike Vick can play. But Jay Glazer of FOX reported earlier today that Vick thinks he’s “several weeks away” from being back into top form.”
    Vick’s “top form” is sub-Tavaris Jackson form.

  24. Stillwaters75 says: Sep 13, 2009 5:26 PM

    The Eagles will miss McNabb next week against the Saints. If you watched the game today then you know it could have easily been 60 somthing scored by them. Oh and don’t let the 27 points by Detroit fool you. The defense held their own.

  25. Franchise says: Sep 13, 2009 5:30 PM

    Westy is already coming off an injury, now McNabb?
    The Saints will win next week and KC gave the Ravens a run today, so I’ll reserve an easy win call there. At least there is an early bye week.
    Good luck with that Eagles.

  26. troll_aikman8 says: Sep 13, 2009 5:40 PM

    Maybe the new throwing motion will help his atrocious accuracy.
    We’ve had to up our pain tolerance for years watching McNabb play, it’s about time he reciprocates.

  27. BillyBaroo says: Sep 13, 2009 5:46 PM

    karma is a funny thing

  28. spanky2525 says: Sep 13, 2009 6:09 PM

    Talk tough, but no college degree, how come??? Get over here and
    mow my lawn you piece of trash

  29. transmogrification says: Sep 13, 2009 6:14 PM

    Saints gave up 27 points to Detroit, and Stafford threw 3 interceptions. I don’t feel as scared as I should. I know Reggie Bush is sporting that 2.0 avg yards per rush, though.

  30. CountSnail says: Sep 13, 2009 6:49 PM

    cgc1969 says:
    September 13, 2009 5:19 PM
    typical eagles fan, talking garbage, the saints will come in and blow your doors off next week, talk tough but no rings, howcome?
    ________________________________
    Because the Saints have so many rings, right? The closest the Saints have come to getting a ring was the time they watched Archie Manning oggle his sons’ rings. You’re a hypocrite.

  31. Smush Rodrigez says: Sep 13, 2009 6:50 PM

    troll_aikman8 says:
    September 13, 2009 5:40 PM
    Maybe the new throwing motion will help his atrocious accuracy.
    ****
    Uh, what innacuracy today? He has played through pain over the years. He has played with poor coaching, poor defense, a terrible WR core, and a non existant running game over the years. Maybe you should watch other teams and qbs.
    If Montana or Brady started on the Eagles when McNabb did, their career would have been over 5 years ago. Not saying McNabb is better than them but he had to run for his life many many times.

  32. Vet735 says: Sep 13, 2009 6:59 PM

    None of us philly fans are crying. Its a fractured rib not a broken rib.
    ——-
    OK Buddy.
    Biology class down at K&A still consists of feeling up the neighbor girl rather than actual book lernin’

  33. Franchise says: Sep 13, 2009 8:36 PM

    I can already see the writing on the wall:
    McNabb plays, team loses, but hell, McNabb is A WARRIOR for playing hurt, even though it costs the team a win.
    Philly will need 2 defensive TDs and a special teams TD to keep up with the ‘Aints.
    Lets hope Westy’s doesnt sprain his cameltoe yet again.

  34. Debacled says: Sep 13, 2009 10:20 PM

    I’m not an Eagles fan, but let’s look at the facts:
    -McNabb injured
    -Vick suspended
    -Kevin Kolb will start the next few games
    -Who is there to backup Kevin Kolb?
    Please please please Coach Reid, sign Jeff George.

  35. chasman says: Sep 13, 2009 10:29 PM

    transmogrification, you clearly did not see that the Saints gave the Lions the ball 3 times in their red zone and had a fumble brought back. Not that its a great achievement, but the defense was fine against the Lions. And the offense is not like anything you see in the NFC East. Dont worry about Bush’s 3 ypc, worry about Pierre Thomas’ 4.8 ypc from last year. Worry about 6 TDs from Brees to 5 different receivers. Worry about covering Colston, Meachem, Henderson, Bush and Moore when they’re all over the field. Worry about the best QB in the NFL after seeing one of the worst. As a Saints fan, Im clearly worried about the Eagles with or without McNabb due to Westbrook, Jackson, and that stout D. I think this game will be a fantastic game between the two most talented teams in the NFC. Saints D with new corners, Sharper at S is much improved. A healthy Colston, Bush, Shockey has the offense on all cylinders. If the Eagles hold them under 24, it shows that they will be hard to deny in the NFC this year. Anyway, enjoy watching the best QB in the NFL come to the Linc.

  36. mnmaverick says: Sep 14, 2009 12:43 AM

    Michael Vick Time in Philly already?
    That old quote from Aunt Edna In National Lampoon’s Vacation comes to mind.
    “Dog Killerrr!”

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