Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Ways to Overcome a Michael Vick Injury

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Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Ways to Overcome a Michael Vick Injury
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It's unfair to say that Michael Vick will miss time in 2012 to injury, but it is pretty likely. He hasn't started all 16 games in a season since 2006, and he hasn't suffered a major injury that kept him out of more than four games except during the 2003 season.

Vick is a small quarterback at around 6'0" and 215 pounds. He isn't built to take a heavy amount of punishment like Ben Roethlisberger and Cam Newton are. He has a history of concussion, hand and rib injuries which give him the label "injury prone."

The Eagles were 7-3 in 2011 when Michael Vick started and finished the game injury free. The Eagles were 1-5 when he was injured or didn't play at all. Vick is too injury prone for the Eagles to not to be prepared for a possible fall.

Every team should be prepared for any player to go down to injury; you can't let one player decide the fate of your season. Their will be many factors regarding the Eagles surviving a Michael Vick injury. Here are the five biggest factors.

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