Michael Vick has mostly stayed out of controversy since his prison stint years ago over dog fighting, but he has upset a lot of people once again after the terrible advice he gave to Lamar Jackson.
The Ravens ruled out Lamar Jackson for his team’s wild-card matchup against the Bengals on Sunday night, and it would make it his sixth-straight game sidelined. Michael Vick thinks he should be out there playing.
While appearing on Fox’s pregame show, the former NFL quarterback suggested that Jackson play through the knee injury and just put a brace on it, drawing from his own experience.
“You’re three games away [from the Super Bowl]. Put a brace on it,” Vick said. “Get it going. Put a brace on it, let’s go. I played a whole season on a sprained MCL.”
Before Baltimore officially ruled him out, Jackson took to Twitter to be transparent about the injury.
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“Thank you everyone for your support and concerns regarding my injuries,” Jackson’s tweet read. “I want to give you all an update as I am in the recovery process. I’ve suffered a PCL grade 2 sprain on the borderline of a strain 3. There is still inflammation surrounding my knee and my knee remains unstable. I’m still in good spirits, as I continue with treatments on the road to recovery. I wish I could be out there with my guys more than anything but I can’t give a 100% of myself to my guys and fans I’m still hopeful we still have a chance.”
Jackson has also been criticized over speculation that he isn’t playing because of his upcoming free agency. Both he and the Ravens couldn’t agree on an extension this past offseason.
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