Donovan McNabb shined with his arm early and legs late, Michael Vick sustained a bruising injury, and Kevin Kolb got back on the field Sunday in a 17-12 Eagles loss that – after a long week of talk – left plenty more to discuss.
For the Eagles, the immediate concern – again – is what happens at quarterback. Vick suffered a chest injury when he was sandwiched between two Washington Redskins while diving toward the end zone in the first quarter.
He was in evident pain after the game, moving slowly through the locker room and struggling to raise his arms and put on a shirt. He declined to speak to reporters.
Vick will have an MRI exam Monday, Eagles coach Andy Reid said. Vick went in to the locker room for X-rays, but an Eagles source said the team did not know the extent of the injury. Comcast SportsNet reported that Vick could be out three to six weeks, leaving the team facing another quarterback switch.
“I told him right before he got hurt, too,’Man, don’t take no hits like that,’ ” wide receiver DeSean Jackson said. “It’s our quarterback. We don’t need him taking no extra hits.”
Kolb, who had been expected to succeed McNabb, got a second chance show what he could do in front of his home crowd and had a far more steady performance than in his Week 1 nightmare. But he could not rally the team for a final score and win. After the game, he said he wanted to play.