Vick insists he’s fine after knee sprain

By John Onan  |   Monday, October 03, 2005  |  Comments( 0 )

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was forced to leave Sunday's win over the Minnesota Vikings after being leveled by rookie defensive end Erasmus James on a pass play. Though diagnosed as a sprain to his right knee, Vick referred to it more as a "tweak" and is adamant that he'll be okay to play next week against the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

A collective gasp reigned down at the Georgia Dome as Vick remained down after the play, holding his shin. He was able to leave the field under his own power after a few minutes, and backup Matt Schaub took over with the Falcons up 14-0.

Vick tested his knee out on the sideline, but did not return to the game as his team built a 24-0 halftime lead. He claimed he could have returned to the field if necessary, but with the Atlanta Falcons on their way to an easy 30-10 victory, there was no use taking any chances. He was forced to miss most of the 2003 season after breaking his right leg in a preseason game.

Team doctors will reexamine Michael Vick this morning. Before the injury, he went 6-of-8 passing for 49 yards with a touchdown, and also rushed four times for 58 yards.
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