Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has left today’s game against the Cowboys with an injury and has been replaced by rookie backup Nick Foles.
It wasn’t completely clear how Vick got hurt, but it may have happened when the back of his helmet hit the ground after he was hit by Cowboys linebacker Ernie Sims. Vick walked to the locker room under his own power and didn’t appear to be limping or in pain, but he did look a little dazed and was reportedly getting checked for both a concussion and an eye injury.
Speculation has been rampant throughout the season that Eagles coach Andy Ried could bench Vick in favor of Foles because of Vick’s continuing problems with turnovers, but Vick was off to a good start against the Cowboys, marching the Eagles down the field on a 10-play, 81-yard drive that ended with a touchdown pass to Riley Cooper on Philadelphia’s first offensive possession.
Foles was greeted by loud cheers when he took the field in Philadelphia. The Eagles went three-and-out on their first possession with Foles at the helm, but only because receiver Jason Avant stumbled and failed to catch a perfect third-down pass from Foles.
UPDATE 5:32 p.m. ET: The Eagles have confirmed that Vick suffered a concussion and will not return. That also means he will not address the media after the game.