Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, who suffered a broken rib on Sunday against the Panthers, won’t rule out playing in Week Two against the Saints.
“[A]nything can happen,” McNabb told the team’s official web site. “It’s just Monday right now, but if Friday and Saturday come along and I’m feeling a lot better, you just never know.”
He joked about how he feels a day after suffering the injury.
“I feel great, I’m going to do some dancing later and move around a little bit.”
And that’s the thing about broken ribs. Every move induces pain. Every single move.
So while McNabb’s ability to tolerate pain will determine in large part his ability to return to the field, the reality is that the pain is significant and continuous, except when completely still.
That said, with Mike Vick licking his chops for a chance to show that he could be the guy to lead the team in 2010 — and with the Eagles anxious to find out — we think McNabb will do whatever he has to do to stay on the field.