Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick took a shot to the head during the third quarter of Sunday night's game against the Atlanta Falcons and was forced to leave the game. As Vick was being wrapped up by a defender, his body twisted and his helmet collided with teammate Todd Herremans' head. Vick got up slowly and gradually made his way to the sideline with help from his team's training staff.
He did not return as the Eagles went on to lose 35-31.
Initially, it was stated that Vick had suffered a neck injury, but after the game, Eagles coach Andy Reid revealed that Vick suffered a concussion.
As Vick walked to the locker room for medical attention, NBC showed that he was spitting blood. Sideline reporter Michele Tafoya reported that he was bleeding due to biting his tongue.
Falcons fans, who watched Vick light up opponents for six years as Atlanta's starter, booed Vick as he walked off the field. An audible portion of Atlanta fans apparently also cheered while Vick was lying on the ground immediately after the play.
Reid did not discuss whether Vick will be ready for Week 3 or who his replacement would be.
But all signs would point to backup quarterback Mike Kafka, who completed 7 of 9 passing attempts for 72 yards in relief. Vince Young was inactive.
The Eagles play the New York Giants in Week 3.