Philadelphia—Eagles Coach Andy Reid said on Monday that Quarterback Michael Vick broke two ribs early in the game against Arizona and didn't say a word about it. Reid said Vick played through the pain but it probably had something to do with his inaccuracy in the 21-17 loss to the Cardinals. Vick's status for Sunday Night's game versus the Giants is uncertain right now.
The following is the entire transcript from Reid's Monday press conference in Philadelphia:
Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid Press Conference 11.14.11
Injury report: "[T] King Dunlap has a concussion. [WR] Jeremy Maclin has an AC sprain and a slight hamstring strain. [CB] Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has a high ankle sprain. [QB] Michael Vick has a couple of broken ribs. [G] Evan Mathis is doing better with a toe sprain. And [S] Nate Allen is doing better with the concussion."
Opening remarks: "The obvious is we didn't play very well yesterday and that's my responsibility as a head football coach of this team. And I have to make sure that I do a better job and let the guys around me do a better job. I'd like to be able to point at one area but that's not what this is, it's a combination of things, all of us doing our jobs better [and] particularly in the fourth quarter as things go on; we have to make sure that we finish games. The other obvious is 11 penalties and a couple turnovers, we can't do that. Also, 3 for 15 on third down conversions, that's you're shooting at 20 percent conversion margin there, and that's obviously not good enough. And then, being able to get of the field on key third down situations is also important, even though their percentage was only 38 percent."
On whether Vick had more than the wind knocked out of him when he went down: "He broke his ribs, yeah."
On whether he knew about Vick's injury: "No, Michael didn't say anything. They're his lower two ribs."
On whether he will play on Sunday: "We'll see in the next couple days how things go."
On when the injury to Vick's ribs occurred: "Second play of the game."
On whether he said anything to the coaches: "He didn't say anything, not a word. He's a tough nut."
On whether it is a stretch for Vick to begin practicing on Wednesday: "We'll see. I have to just see here in the next little bit."
On whether he thinks Vick's injury affected his accuracy: "Well, I'd probably say that it had something to do with it."
On whether he would rather have Vick tell the coaches and let them make a decision on the injury: "Listen, he did some good things. We were in a position to win the game and I don't think it came down to him right there."
On whether he would want Vick to tell him: "Well, he said his juices he said he really just blanked it out and played is kind of what he said, and really didn't think twice about it."
On whether backup QB Vince Young will get the reps if Vick is injured: "We'll see how all of that goes."
On whether Maclin's shoulder or his hamstring is more serious of an injury: "His shoulder. His shoulder is."
On whether G Evan Mathis has made some good progress: "He's actually doing some rehab now and we'll have a better feel after his meetings."
On Rodgers-Cromartie's ankle: "That's a tough one. He's going to struggle to make it back for the game on Sunday."
On when Dunlap complained of symptoms: "After the game."