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Reid: No Broken Bones For Vick; One For McCoy

Head coach Andy Reid said on Monday that testing done on quarterback Michael Vick revealed no fractured bones in the rib cage area. Vick does, however, have a rib cartilage injury in between the second and third ribs near the sternum after he was sandwiched by Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall and safety Kareem Moore on a dive towards the goal line in Sunday's 17-12 loss.

Vick's status for this Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers is uncertain. Reid did say that at Vick's current level of soreness he would not be able to practice, which would put Kevin Kolb in line to get the practice reps on Wednesday.

"We're going to see how he feels. This is going to be one of those day-to-day, week-to-week (type of injuries)," Reid said. "We'll just see how it goes and how he feels along the way. He's sore. He's sore."

Kolb was 22-of-35 for 201 yards with a touchdown and an interception, which came on the game's final play. Kolb took over with the Eagles down 14-0 and nearly rallied them to a win.

"He put us in a position to win the football game," Reid said. "We've got to build on that. I think he'll be fine. I think everybody has confidence in him to go in and play well."

Reid said that he will wait and see how Vick progresses before deciding whether to make a roster move at the quarterback position. Reid added that he has already talked with general manager Howie Roseman regarding who is on the market.

While Vick did not suffer a broken rib, the same can't be said for running back LeSean McCoy. Reid announced that McCoy suffered a rib fracture and was undergoing additional testing on Monday afternoon. Reid said the injury was suffered in the first half and McCoy bravely played through the injury as he accounted for most of the team's offense with a career-high 12 catches for 110 yards and an additional 64 yards on the ground. Reid indicated that McCoy could still play this Sunday with the help of additional padding.

"It's really a comfort thing," Reid said. "(The doctors) are doing a couple of other tests on him to make sure he's OK there."

Reid said that the Eagles are "fortunate" to have veteran Mike Bell on hand if he is needed to handle more of the load.

"He's played in this system and we have confidence in (him)," Reid said. "(McCoy is) playing at a very high level right now. He got quite a few yards (on Sunday)."

As for wide receiver Riley Cooper and cornerback Asante Samuel, who each suffered a concussion in Sunday's game, Reid said that both of the concussions were deemed to be "mild." While they must go through the same protocol and testing that Kolb and linebacker Stewart Bradley did after each player suffered a concussion the season opener, Reid said that neither Cooper's nor Samuel's appeared to be ""quite as severe."

Reid said again that he would wait for the reports from head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder and the team's doctors before making any decisions regarding roster moves.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 12:48 p.m., October 4

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