NFL  > General NFL  > Vick's injury
October 5, 2010, 11:46 AM
I know it looked like a simple sandwich tackle but cartilage tears are extremely painful.
I had a similar injury as a kid from playing football when someone landed on my sternum with their knee. All my cartilage around the ribs attached to my sternum were separated.
I could not run or jump or hang from a bar supporting my body weight for almost a year.
To this day I can't scuba dive more than 12 ft. because the pressure makes my chest feel like it's caving in.
This could be a career ending injury in my book! We will see!
October 5, 2010  01:48 PM ET

There's lots of cartilage in the chest, does it say specifcally where the injury is?

October 5, 2010  02:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

There's lots of cartilage in the chest, does it say specifcally where the injury is?

Supposedly between the 2nd and 3rd rib...according to what Andy Ried said during the press conference yesterday.

October 5, 2010  02:11 PM ET

Rib injuries are no joke...I don't know how McCoy finished the game (aside from cortizone injections) since he fractured a rib in the 1st half of that game.

October 5, 2010  03:34 PM ET

Kolb almost won the game.. had Avant been able to hold on to the hail mary..

As far as Vick, karma hurts..

October 5, 2010  03:54 PM ET

That game is really messing with my fantasy team...Kolb throws all his passes to RB's and TE's and not to Desean Jackson (strike one) and McCoy broke a rib in this game (strike 2), but managed to tough it out the second half.

October 5, 2010  04:09 PM ET

Kolb is over rated. This is going to be a blow to the Eagles.

 
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