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Michael Vick Injury: Eagles QB Has Rib Contusion, No Breaks Or Fractures

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick's MRI and CT scan results revealed positive news on Tuesday.

There are no broken bones or fractured cartilage in Vick's rib and abdomen areas. The tests did, however, show a rib contusion that will likely keep Vick out of Eagles' next preseason game, set for Friday night against the Cleveland Browns.

Vick was injured just six plays into Philadelphia's preseason contest against the New England Patriots on Monday when he was hit by Patriots linebacker Jermaine Cunningham after releasing a first-quarter pass.

The rib injury, which many feared to be serious given the force of the contact on the hit by Cunningham, was Vick's second injury scare this preseason. During an Aug. 9, 2012, game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Vick hit his hand on center Jason Kelce's helmet and appeared to hurt his left thumb. X-rays taken after the play came back negative.

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