Eagles’ Reid: Michael Vick’s Hand Bruised, Not Broken, In Loss To Giants
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PHILADELPHIA (WFAN/AP) — Michael Vick’s injured right hand is bruised, not broken as originally thought.
Eagles coach Andy Reid said a CT scan Monday shows the star quarterback bruised his hand in Philadelphia’s 29-16 loss to the Giants on Sunday.
“Today, he had a scan and it showed there was no break,” Reid said. “It was a blood vessel sitting above the bone. That happens at times with X-rays. The blood vessel makes it look like it was a fracture. There is still a bunch of swelling. It is sensitive to the touch. The positive is there is not a fracture there.”
Reid said Vick’s status for next week’s game against San Francisco is uncertain.
“We’ll see how he does over the next couple days,” said Reid. “It’s got to be where he can bend his hand (and) work with it.”
Vick, who throws left-handed, wasn’t happy with the play that he got hurt on. He completed a 23-yard pass to Jeremy Maclin before taking a hard shot from Chris Canty.
“I felt I got hit late. No flag,” Vick said after the loss. “At some point something catastrophic is gonna happen. Not to blame the refs, but more precautions should be taken. I’m on the ground all the time in the pocket.”
It appeared on replays that Canty hit Vick in the facemask with his helmet. Vick sat on the ground, lifted his helmet off slightly before getting helped up by a teammate and an official.
“Every time I throw the ball, I’m on the ground,” Vick said. “I get hit in the head. I don’t know why I don’t get the 15-yard flag like everybody else does. I’m not trying to blame the refs. I just want them to take notice.”
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