Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said that his ribs are “still sore” and that in order to better protect them from further injury, he will wear a different flak jacket, reports The Philadelphia Daily News‘ Rich Hofmann.
Vick’s new flak jacket is longer than the one he wore when he was injured against the Patriots in a preseason game, and it is made of a different material, Kevlar.
“I really can’t explain what goes into the type of material,” Vick told Hofmann. “I’m just trying something different – that’s all I can tell you . . .
“It’s Kevlar,” he said, adding that it is a lighter version than the first one he tried. “I’m looking forward to it … to give me more protection and just to see what comes out of it. It’s going to be custom fitted and fitted to protect all across my sternum, across my ribs. I think it’ll be a better fit.”
Hofmann reports that Vick is expected to be ready to start the Eagles’ season opener.