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With the NFL’s new concussion testing, if Michael Vick gets his bell rung again, he could be out for quite some time. If there are any lingering post-concussive symptoms, Vick will not be cleared to play.
With Sydney Crosby, Pennsylvania sports fans have already seen one superstar athlete struggle to return to action following a concussion. If Vick misses a significant portion of the 2011 season, it could end the Eagles’ Super Bowl dreams early.
Regardless of your allegiance, no fan wants to see a player of Vick's caliber miss significant time. Resting him against a ferocious Giants' front four certainly would be the safer play.
For a team gunning for a championship, no one would fault the team for sitting their starting quarterback down for one game with the bigger picture in mind.
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