The Eagles' Week 10 loss to the Cardinals was more costly than just a drop in the standings, as several key players were hurt in the game.
Head coach Andy Reid said Monday that QB Michael Vick broke two of his ribs early in the game against Arizona, and the injury likely affected his play. Vick finished the game with 128 passing yards, 79 rushing yards, zero touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. The quarterback is expected to be limited in practice this week, leading up to the Eagles' Week 11 game vs. the Giants. When asked if Vick would play against New York, Reid responded, "we'll see."
Vick wasn't the only player banged up. OT King Dunlap suffered a concussion, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie had a high ankle sprain and WR Jeremy Maclin had a hamstring and AC sprain. It is expected that Rodgers-Cromartie and Maclin will miss the game against the Giants. Dunlap must past medical tests to be cleared to play.
The way we see it
Nothing has gone right for the Eagles this season, and Sunday's crop of injuries is just the latest example. Philadelphia would have struggled to beat the Giants at full strength, but the task becomes even tougher if several of its key players are unavailable.