Eagles quarterback Michael Vick suffered a rib injury late in the first quarter of today’s game against the Redskins and was replaced by Kevin Kolb.
Vick suffered the injury when he was sandwiched by two Redskins at the end of a sensational 23-yard run down to the 1-yard line. Vick got up in obvious pain and appeared to be holding his rib or collarbone, and to add insult to injury, the run was called back on a holding penalty.
The Eagles said it’s a rib injury. UPDATE: The Eagles said at halftime that Vick will not return.
Kolb, who lost the starting job to Vick this season, then came in to take Vick’s place. On his first play, Kolb checked down and completed a three-yard pass on third-and-16. On Kolb’s second play he fumbled the shotgun snap, picked it up and threw incomplete, and you could feel the fans in Philly getting ready to boo.
But Kolb then settled down and threw some good passes, moving the Eagles down the field on their best drive of the game so far.
The man who was ahead of both Vick and Kolb on the Eagles’ depth chart last year, Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb, is having a big game, completing six of eight passes for 115 yards and a touchdown.