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Vick Updates His Health Situation

Quarterback Michael Vick appeared on WXTG Radio 102.1 The Game and The Bruce Smith Show on Monday night and updated his rib/chest injury, saying he would be out no longer than two weeks.

Said Vick when asked how much time he might miss: "There is some cartilage damage up in there and a small fracture up in there, so maybe a week, maybe two weeks. We'll have to see. I've got some cartilage damage up in there, in the upper area of my ribs. I just have to work through it. I've always been a quick healer. It won't be no more than one, two weeks hopefully. Hopefully.

"I'm feeling good, despite the rib injury. I'm fighting through it. Overall, I'm feeling well."

Vick also said that the most effective way to recover from the injury was to rest. There isn't much else that can heal the injury other than time.

"The most important thing is just rest," said Vick. "There is really nothing you can do for a rib injury, especially in the upper part of your rib cage. I'll get rest, I've got a Hyperbaric machine and I'll be spending a lot of time in that trying to restore my blood cells. I'll stay in the treatment room, getting ice for it and just trying to get movement."

-- Posted by Dave Spadaro, 10:24 p.m., October 4

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