Eagles Won’t Rule Out Michael Vick Against Giants
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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – Giants fans who thought New York would escape Week 3 without seeing Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will have to wait for the official word.
Vick threw a pair of touchdowns for the Eagles (1-1) but couldn’t go on after getting spun by a Falcons rusher into one of his own players, right tackle Todd Herremans. He staggered to the sideline and Mike Kafka came in for the first game of his two-year career.
No. 7 wasn’t around for the end of Philadelphia’s 35-31 loss on Sunday, wobbling to the locker room with a concussion.
“He’s resting right now, but last night he was pretty good,” Eagles head trainer Rick Burkholder said on Monday. “He told coach he was fine, he told his teammates he was fine.”
Vick completed 19 of 28 for 242 yards. He also ran six times for 25 yards.
Burkholder said before determining Vick’s availability against the Giants, the quarterback will go through “protocol,” including an MRI and additional testing.
“We’re 13 hours post-injury,” Burkholder said. “It’s not fair to Michael. It’s not fair to coach. It’s not fair to the NFL. It’s not fair to anybody.
“I’m not going to tell you (Tuesday) that he’s cleared.”
Vince Young, normally the backup, was inactive because of a hamstring injury. Now, the Eagles have to worry about Vick’s health, though he was cleared to travel with the team back to Philadelphia.
Vick was not in the locker room after the game but did not go to a hospital, Eagles coach Andy Reid said.
But before the Giants can even think about Vick, they’ll have to take care of the St. Louis Rams in prime-time Monday night.
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