Vick's status uncertain for Carolina

Michael Vick
Michael Vick

ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, who injured his groin in the second half and had to leave the game on the final drive of a 38-to-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, reported to team headquarters for treatment today.

Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts had no information regarding Vick's status for this weekend, when Atlanta (7-7) hosts the Carolina Panthers (6-8). Atlanta enters Week 16 trailing the New York Giants (7-7) for the sixth and final N-F-C playoff spot.

New York would win a tiebreaker over the Falcons after beating Atlanta earlier this season at the Georgia Dome. Vick improved to 6-and-2 in his career against the Panthers after opening the season with a win at Carolina.

Much of Vick's N-F-L success, however, begins with his ability to avoid defensive pressure and make plays downfield, so a groin injury would seem to limit him significantly.