*Michael Vick was forced to leave a game early for the second consecutive week after a hard hit knocked him to the ground and left him with a broken right hand.
Vick started despite suffering a concussion in last week’s 35-31 loss at Atlanta. He left this one in the fourth quarter after helping the Philadelphia Eagles overcome a 14-0 first-quarter deficit to take a 16-14 lead over the New York Giants.
But with Vick sidelined again, Giants quarterback Eli Manning wouldn’t let the Eagles complete the comeback. Manning threw four touchdown passes, including two to Victor Cruz, and the Giants beat the Eagles 29-16 Sunday.
It’s uncertain how long the left-handed Vick will be out. He’s scheduled to undergo a CT scan today.
Vick blasted the officials after the game, saying he wants to be treated like other quarterbacks.
“At some point something catastrophic is going to happen,” Vick said. “Not to blame the refs or say that it was their fault, it’s just one of those unfortunate situations and I just think more precautions should be taken when I’m inside the pocket. If you look at all the replays, I’m on the ground every time and it’s unfortunate for myself and it’s unfortunate for my team and I’ll be lying if I said I wasn’t, if I were to sit here and say I wasn’t frustrated right now because of that.”
Vick got hurt on a hit from Chris Canty after completing a 23-yard pass to Jeremy Maclin in the third quarter. It appeared on replays that Canty hit Vick in the facemask with his helmet. Vick sat on the ground and lifted his helmet off slightly before getting helped up by a teammate and an official.
“There’s no reason for me to go into a big dissertation about why I’m not getting the calls,” Vick said. “The refs, they have to do their job as well. I even mentioned it in training camp to the refs when we had our little meeting, so just for precaution. But hey, I don’t know.”