Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has been knocked out of the game against the Dallas Cowboys with a concussion. The injury occurred in the second quarter and was originally speculated to be an elbow or hand injury.
Reports indicated that his concussion will keep him out for the remainder of the game. Wide receiver Jason Avant was also knocked out of the game with a hamstring injury.
The Eagles currently have just one healthy quarterback on their roster, and that would be rookie third round draft pick Nick Foles. Veteran third quarterback Trent Edwards is a healthy inactive. Avant had been the emergency quarterback but he is injured. I think the Eagles would use DeSean Jackson in a wildcat offense if Foles was knocked out of the game.
Foles is currently 3 of 5 for 18 yards, and he’s thrown mostly short passes. Vick had been 6 of 9 for 70 yards and a touchdown before he was knocked out of the game.
The Eagles currently trail Dallas 10-7 at halftime. For the Eagles to save their season, Foles will need to lead a comeback, which would give the Eagles a 4-5 record and set them up against RGIII and the Washington Redskins next Sunday.
Foles will be playing behind an offensive line that is currently using just one starter from the projected line. Left tackle Jason Peters tore his Achilles tendon. Center Jason Kelce tore his ACL. Right guard Danny Watkins has an ankle injury, although I think that he was benched for rookie Dennis Kelly. And right tackle Todd Herremans is out for the remainder of the season with a foot injury.