Michael Vick 'not worried' about injuries

Vick 'not worried' about injuries
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Michael Vick says that he is not going to focus on protecting himself from injury during the 2013 NFL season.

Michael Vick has said that he is not concerned about getting injured during the 2013 NFL season.

The quarterback agreed a restructured deal to remain with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 earlier this week.

The 32-year-old told ESPN Radio: "The thing is, you have to be very cautious and meticulous about what you're doing on the field, but not to the point where it takes away from your game. Once you start trying not to get hurt, that's when you get hurt.

"What I have to do is just go out and play lights-out football and not worry about getting hurt. Over the last two years I was trying to protect myself, trying to make sure that I was out on the football field with my teammates. Just putting too much effort into not being injured. When you do that, it slows you down just a half-second.

"I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts and I'm going to take advantage of it. I'm not focusing on next year, I'm not focusing on what happened in the past. I'm focusing on the next down. That's going to be my mindset going into 2013."

Vick has not completed a season without injury since 2006.

Eagles QB Michael Vick after a game with Dallas on November 11, 2012
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