Vick Sprains Ankle Against Eagles
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Atlanta’s Michael Vick was knocked out of Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a sprained right ankle after he was sacked on the first play of the third quarter.
Vick was scrambling away from a pass rush when defensive end Juqua Thomas dragged him down for an 11-yard loss. Vick left the left the field on his own and was looked at by trainers on the bench.
Matt Schaub replaced Vick with the Falcons trailing 17-10 and already eliminated from the race for the last wild-card spot in the NFC.
Vick was 8-for-14 for 81 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 17 yards on three carries.
Vick surpassed Bobby Douglass’ 34-year-old mark for most yards rushing by a quarterback in a season two weeks ago at Dallas, and went over 1,000 yards last week against Carolina. He also has thrown a career-best 20 TD passes, but has thrown 13 interceptions.
Vick was 1-2 in three career starts against the Eagles. Both losses came on the road in the playoffs, including the 2004 NFC championship game.