Eagles quarterback Michael Vick’s return to Atlanta as a starting quarterback didn’t last a whole game.
The Eagles signal caller was knocked out of the Eagles 35-31 loss to the Falcons Sunday night with what was at first called a neck injury but was later revealed to be a concussion.
Vick suffered the injury with 3:18 left in the third quarter.
After letting go of a pass Sunday night, Vick was spun around by an Atlanta defender and slammed into right tackle Todd Herremans. The quarterback got up slowly and wobbled to the sideline, where the trainers appeared to be working on his right shoulder. He also appeared to spit out blood coming off the field.
Mike Kafka took over for Vick and finished a touchdown drive that gave Philadelphia a 31-21 lead. After the Eagles scored, Vick walked to the locker room for additional treatment.
Vick was wouldn't return from the locker room.
He reportedly was bleeding after the play because he bit his tongue, according to sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
Vick wound up passing for 242 yards on 19-for-28 passing with two TDs and an interception (103.6 rating). He also ran for 25 yards on six carries and fumbled twice.
Regular backup Vince Young was inactive for the game leaving the Eagles without a backup for normal third-stringer Kafka.
Vick was one of the main story lines entering the game since he was once the Falcons starting QB and the highest-paid player before his conviction for dogfighting cost him two seasons in the NFL.