In an appearance on Bruce Smith’s radio show on WXTG radio, Vick admitted that he has a fracture in his rib cage.
“There is some cartilage damage up in there and a small fracture up in
there, so maybe a week, maybe two weeks,” Vick said of his potential absence. “We’ll have to see. I’ve got
some cartilage damage up in there, in the upper area of my ribs. I just
have to work through it. I’ve always been a quick healer. It won’t be no
more than one, two weeks hopefully. Hopefully.”
The primary treatment? Nothing.
“The most important thing is just rest,” Vick said. “There is really
nothing you can do for a rib injury, especially in the upper part of
your rib cage. I’ll get rest, I’ve got a Hyperbaric machine and I’ll be
spending a lot of time in that trying to restore my blood cells. I’ll
stay in the treatment room, getting ice for it and just trying to get
Vick is expected to miss Sunday night’s game against the 49ers. The following week, the Eagles host Vick’s former team, the Falcons.