Eagles QB Michael Vick‘s return to Atlanta was cut short after he left Sunday night’s game against the Falcons with a concussion during the third quarter and did not return.
He was taken to the locker room for further evaluation.
Initially, Vick’s injury had been classified as a neck injury, but coach Andy Reid confirmed it as a concussion in his post-game press conference. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that an Eagles source described Vick’s concussion as “slight.” Vick did not speak with the media.
“I talked to him a little bit. He was already telling me how he was feeling better,” Eagles WR DeSean Jackson said. “I think he’s all right, so we’ll see about that.”
Vick had just released a pass when Falcons safety William Moore wrapped Vick in his arms and swung him around. Then, on his way to the ground, Vick made helmet-to-helmet contact with his own teammate, OT Todd Herremans, who was finishing a block.
Vick was seen spitting up blood — reportedly because he bit his tongue — as trainers helped him off the field.
“I feel for him,” Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin said. “Obviously, this was a pretty big game for him, and he wanted to kind of make a statement. Unfortunately, things happened the way they did.”
Mike Kafka took over for Vick at quarterback and continued the Eagles’ scoring drive to help Philadelphia take a 31-21 lead late in the third quarter. Vince Young, normally the Eagles’ backup QB, was inactive for the game because of a hamstring injury.
Kafka wasn’t ready to predict what the week will look like.
“I’m not gonna speculate about what’s going on with Mike,” Kafka said. “I hope he’s healthy, and we’ll see in the next couple days. We’ve got some time now before our next game, so we’ll see what happens.”