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After last week's injury, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will wear a thicker rib protector as a precautionary measure moving forward, according to Philadelphia Magazine's Tim McManus.
Vick took a shot from the helmet of Patriots linebacker Jermaine Cunningham in last Monday's game against the Patriots. Although all tests came back negative, it was enough to keep him out of Friday's preseason game against the Browns. (By the way, I don't get playing teams in the preseason that you'll see in the regular season, especially in the opener, but whatever.)
Unequal Technologies is the maker of Vick's protective gear, and his history dictates that he needs it. More from McManus.
Vick has suffered three rib injuries in his time in Philadelphia. He missed over a month in 2010 because of cracked cartilage sustained against Washington in 2010. Broke a pair of ribs against the Cardinals last November and missed the next three games. And then the latest injury against the Patriots, which was diagnosed as a rib contusion.
So… yeah.
Unfortunately, Unequal hasn't been able to develop anything that will help Vick get rid of the ball quicker or leave the pocket unprotected to extend plays…
…but I'm sure they're working on that.
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