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Saturday, August 16, 2003

Vick Injured

Mike Vick suffered a fractured leg in an Atlanta Falcons preseason game against Baltimore earlier tonight. He is expected to miss six weeks at least.

Vick is the most exciting player in the NFL, and I'm upset that I won't be seeing him for a while. This also is a big blow to Atlanta's hopes for this season, considering Vick may be out longer than six weeks and could be hampered by the injury for a long while after that. The Falcons have been a hip Super Bowl pick this training camp, with their offseason acquisiton of Peerless Price as a top receiver to complement Vick. Now there is far less reason for enthusiasm among Falcons fans.

Injuries are a major reason why NFL success is so fleeting. They also make fantasy football frustrating as hell (too bad if you drafted Vick already).