August 9, 2012; Philadelphia, PA USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) is sacked by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Steve McLendon (90) during the 1st quarter of the game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE

Injuries: Vick, Matthews, and Fletcher

There were three high-profile injuries in the preseason openers last night:

  1. QB Michael Vick  – In the first quarter of the Philadelphia Eagles’ preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Micheal Vick hit his hand on the helmet of lineman Jason Kelce while throwing a pass. X-rays were negative and Vick is scheduled for an MRI today. Stay tuned to for details as they are released.
  2. RB Ryan Matthews – In his first carry of the game, San Diego Charger running back Ryan Matthews broke his collarbone. He is undergoing surgery Friday morning and is expected to be out 4-6 weeks. Ryan missed four games in 2010 and two games in 2011. Ronnie Brown is expected to step into the starting roll until Matthews is healthy again.
  3. LB Dane Fletcher – New England Patriots linebacker Dane Fletcher tore an ACL in the first quarter while running down the field covering a punt. He will not return this season. In the game, Fletcher was replaced by Dont’a Hightower and it is not clear who will play that position when the regular season begins.

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