Eagles say Vick has rib contusion

Posted by Mike Florio on August 21, 2012, 6:12 PM EDT

When it comes to disclosing injury information about players at a time when the team has no obligation to do so, the Eagles are as candid as any NFL team.

And far more candid than most teams.

On Tuesday, they applied that candor to their starting quarterback, announcing that both an MRI and a CT scan “revealed no broken bones and no fractured cartilage” for Mike Vick, who was injured Monday night against the Patriots. The team also announced that Vick “has a contusion of his ribs and of the soft tissue area surrounding it.”

Technically, the Eagles had no obligation to say anything about Vick until the Wednesday preceding the Week One game against the Browns. Even then, all the Eagles had to say was whether and to what extent he practiced.

Today’s announcement by the Eagles essentially confirms that he’ll be able to play when the Eagles return to Cleveland for the September 9 opener.