Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) holds his mid-section after getting hit hard by New England Patriots linebacker Jermaine Cunningham (96) during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Foxborough, Mass., Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. Vick left the game after the play. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Vick has required four medical tests and completed four passes in the first two preseason games.

That’s an ominous sign for the Philadelphia Eagles.

The three-time Pro Bowl quarterback left Monday night’s win at New England after injuring his ribs on his sixth play. He lasted just six plays against Pittsburgh before leaving with an injured left thumb.

X-rays on Vick’s ribs at the stadium were negative, but he was undergoing an MRI and CT scan on Tuesday. He also needed X-rays on his thumb when he got hurt in the first game. They also were negative.

Vick missed three games because of rib injuries in each of the last two seasons.

Vick has led the offense to just one first down in 12 plays so far.


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