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Vick Sprains Ankle Against Eagles

December 31, 2006

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.

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