Michael Vick Injury: How a Possible Rib Injury Affects Kevin Kolb, Eagles

Brian DiTullioSenior Writer IOctober 3, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 03:  Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws a pass against the Washington Redskins on October 3, 2010 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Michael Vick took a good shot to the ribs in the first half of the Philadelphia Eagles game versus the Washington Redskins.

The silver lining on the injury is that Vick did not hurt his throwing arm or sustain a leg injury that could curb his mobility.

However, Kevin Kolb now is in the game, and the starting quarterback position once again could be up for grabs.

Vick was 5-7 for 49 yards before being injured.

Kolb worked two quarters before being concussed in Week 1 and then losing his starting job due to Vick's success.

But this is the reason the Eagles didn't entertain any real trade offers for Kolb, you just never know when your starting quarterback is going to go down.

This is Kolb's opportunity to prove all his doubters wrong, and the Eagles will be counting on him to come through in the clutch like Vick did just a few weeks ago.

Yes, the Eagles did lose that game in Week 1, but that hardly could be attributed to anything Vick did or didn't do.

Whatever happens, the quarterback drama in Philadelphia continues.

UPDATE 6 P.M.: Word now coming out of the locker room is that it is a chest injury, but nothing more specific was released.

UPDATE TWO: Eagles Lose 17-12. Kolb's performance can be characterized as "Okay."

UPDATE THREE: NBC is reporting the X-rays on Vick's ribs are negative and that an MRI is scheduled for tomorrow.