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Michael Vick was knocked out of Sunday night’s game because of a concussion, coach Andy Reid announced after the game.

“He’s okay right now,” Reid said. “But he has a concussion. [Trainer Rick Burkholder] and the doctors will take care of it from there.”

The injury was initially called a neck injury.  Vick was shown woozy, vomiting, and coughing up blood at various points on the sideline. Players generally miss a game after suffering a concussion, but we probably won’t get an update on Vick’s status for a few days.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer has an Eagles source that calls Vick’s concussion “slight.” Of course, there is no such thing as a mild concussion and “getting your bell rung” also usually means you suffered a concussion.

We would guess that Mike Kafka, not Vince Young, would be in line to start for Philly if Vick is out. Kafka knows the system better and Young hasn’t practiced fully in weeks.

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37 Responses to “Vick suffers concussion”
  1. trbowman says: Sep 19, 2011 1:16 AM

    In the words of Chip from Chips Challenge –


  2. drgfri says: Sep 19, 2011 1:22 AM

    It begins…..

  3. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 19, 2011 1:24 AM

    I want him to play next week. God forbid we beat them and Iggles fans have nothing else to hang their hats on other than that regular season streak of meaninglessness. It could only be worsened by them whining about Vick being out.

  4. brownsfn says: Sep 19, 2011 3:15 AM

    Good…can we take him out back and shoot him since he is unable to perform

  5. buddybowl69 says: Sep 19, 2011 4:40 AM

    Kafka looked good as a rookie last year, and looked great this year in preseason along with limited time against the Falcons (perfectly thrown pass that was dropped). As with most any QB in the Reid System, he should do well. I hope he has a chance to show his stuff against the NJ G’Aints next week. Should be interesting.

  6. moronhater16 says: Sep 19, 2011 5:23 AM

    The dog killer isnt making 16 games this year…goodbye “dream team” !

  7. traevin says: Sep 19, 2011 5:51 AM

    The great Hindu Dog God Avanapashudunama is most pleased by Vick’s suffering.

  8. karlpilkington says: Sep 19, 2011 6:14 AM

    Slip sliding away. Ohhhhh slip slidin away hey. Thanks. I will be here all week. HTTR.

  9. tim1999 says: Sep 19, 2011 6:32 AM

    This is why the Eagles were absolutely foolish to put all their QB eggs in the Mike Vick basket. Get used to it Eagle fans.

  10. exeaglefan says: Sep 19, 2011 6:42 AM

    Time to beat him into the concrete as he did to dogs that could not finish a game KARMA!

  11. eagleswin says: Sep 19, 2011 6:44 AM

    Kafka looked good in limited action. They tried to blitz him and he made the quick reads and accurate throws.

    Most noticably, he wasn’t getting hit like Vick because he was able to get rid of the ball quickly.

    Granted it was only in very limited action and he’d most likely get exposed if he had to start next week but wouldn’t it be funny if Kafka would do to Vick what Vick did to Kolb last year?

    That said, the concussion happened on yet another play where Vick was tackled after he released the ball.

  12. tigrrrr says: Sep 19, 2011 6:49 AM

    Cya Vick!! I wonder if helpless dogs taste their own blood, when being mauled by killers, the same way vick tasted his own?
    Karma begins!

  13. adkcabin says: Sep 19, 2011 6:53 AM

    When Vick’s dogs were injured and lost a match, he drowned, electrocuted or beat them to death. Too bad he doesn’t get a taste of his own medicine.

  14. ham1 says: Sep 19, 2011 7:07 AM


  15. skinsrollyou says: Sep 19, 2011 7:08 AM

    Wow good guess. I thought maybe Reid might play qb if Vick couldn’t go

  16. boknowsvt says: Sep 19, 2011 7:09 AM

    Dogs all over the world are rejoicing.

  17. skinsrollyou says: Sep 19, 2011 7:10 AM

    Silly me. I read that wrong. U said Kafka, not young. I read it Kafka or young. Ur still a donk rosenthal

  18. pixelito says: Sep 19, 2011 7:12 AM

    Hopefully he dies a painful death from this…. That would make America happy 🙂

  19. nfl fan says: Sep 19, 2011 7:20 AM

    KARMA Mike Vick, Welcome back!

  20. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 19, 2011 8:06 AM

    That boy was bleedin out the mouth. Some guys just are built to stay in the pocket – he needs to get in space to get away from the big boys. He’s not built like Ben or Flacco – and now his beak is busted.

  21. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Sep 19, 2011 8:08 AM

    just the first of many injuries vick will sustain over the next few years. (if he lasts that long)

  22. bleedgreen says: Sep 19, 2011 8:29 AM

    Can we stop saying he was ‘coughing up blood’? He was not. He bit his tongue. He had a bloody mouth. Michaels said about 6 times he was coughing up blood, and Tafoya correct him saying ‘He was NOT coughing up blood. He bit his tongue when he hit the ground.’ Collinsworth even went on to say it was probably because he doesn’t wear a mouth piece since he has to be able to be understood when he talks.

  23. skimbell says: Sep 19, 2011 8:40 AM

    “…coughing up blood at various points on the sideline…
    Geez, that doesn’t sound like a run of your mill typical concussion to me.

  24. Nikhil Balakumar says: Sep 19, 2011 8:41 AM

    and thats why u dont pay him a 100 million

  25. stinkfist5 says: Sep 19, 2011 8:56 AM

    No dog in this fight(yes, pun intended), but that hit made me smile.

  26. davidgq says: Sep 19, 2011 9:14 AM

    If Kafta starts next week, mark that down as a loss for the Eagles.

  27. hystoracle says: Sep 19, 2011 9:39 AM

    Maybe he can sit next to Sid the Kid in the Press box. Crosby can give him pointers on watching the game through the haze of Post concussion syndrome.

  28. rtookey says: Sep 19, 2011 10:12 AM

    Kafta played unreal for his plays!! at least you’ll know he wont get injured cause he’s running the ball every second play…

  29. bleedgreen says: Sep 19, 2011 10:20 AM

    Nikhil Balakumar says: Sep 19, 2011 8:41 AM

    and thats why u dont pay him a 100 million

    Then who do you pay $100M? Because he was standing in the pocket after he threw a completed pass. He was grabbed by a defender and spun around, where in his head hit the helmet of a teammate who was still engaged in a block. This could have happened to Big Ben, Brady, Manning, Rivers, ANYONE. This wasn’t him “improvising” or running outside the pocket. He stood tall in the pocket, threw the pass, then got hit.

  30. infectorman says: Sep 19, 2011 10:21 AM

    over/under on when a game affecting injury would occur was week 7.
    Glad I took the under. With the O-Line seemingly letting this little guy get beaten to a pulp 2 games and counting, its just shows how good Shady McCoy really is, considering he is playing behind the same group.
    Maybe they’re just much better at Run-Block than pass-protect?

    Anyway, another great game to chalk up to their real #1 wideout J-Mac.
    Did Desean Jackson even play last nite?

  31. lbdpatch says: Sep 19, 2011 10:27 AM

    The Eagles could beat the giants with andy reid as quarterback and In philly we don’t make excuses we just get better. Giant fans are just mad that a 189 pound WR beat out every single defensive player they have to win the game. Give the dog thing a break you all have law breakers on your teams atleast mike paid his dues and learn from it unlike most players.

  32. lbdpatch says: Sep 19, 2011 10:32 AM

    Hes not built like Ben. Really Ben was laid out yesterday and remember last season he was out a couple of games oh and how about the season before. A real durable quarterback and for flacco my sons pop warner team could have beat the Ravens yesterday. Titans are not a top twenty team and they ran all over the ravens defense.

  33. lbdpatch says: Sep 19, 2011 10:36 AM

    Also Any player In the NFL would have got hurt with that hit to the head. He wasn’t injured In a play His head got slammed into players helmet at full force. Any and every player would have gone down and with new rules on concussions you have to be pulled from game.

  34. Deb says: Sep 19, 2011 10:59 AM

    Any injury–particularly head trauma–is cause for concern. But considering what’s happening with Peyton Manning, it’s kind of a relief to know it was a concussion and not a neck injury. I pray he’ll be okay.

  35. eaglesblow says: Sep 19, 2011 11:15 AM

    Then who do you pay $100M?


    Good question. I know who you DON’T pay $100 million to. Anybody with a career passer rating of 80.2 and a 2-4 playoff record.

  36. asublimeday says: Sep 19, 2011 11:35 AM


  37. keellur says: Sep 19, 2011 11:38 AM

    I’m not worried about anything Kafka is a better qb the Eli manning will ever be….. That’s a fact. The dfense still need alil work but other then that the team looks great!

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