After missing this past Sunday’s game with a strained hamstring, Michael Vick has been named starter for this Sunday’s contest against the New York Giants. In related news, the man who replaced Vick as starting QB, Nick Foles, had to leave Sunday’s game with a concussion. Foles will have to pass all concussion testing in order to return to the field, but it appears he will return as a backup.
Injury Outlook: What can I tell you about Vick that you don’t already know? With his history of injuries and the way he plays the game, this stuff is just going to happen. He may go 3 weeks without issue, he may hurt himself during the first quarter on Sunday. We just don’t really know how to predict this guy’s overall health at this point. In regards to his hamstring, he appears to have suffered a bit more than a grade 1 considering he had to miss a week and wasn’t able to do much in terms of practicing last week. Part of it could have been that running quarterbacks need to have their legs under them in order to be effective, so the Eagles could have been playing it safe by giving Vick enough time to heal.
The good news is that the Eagles are playing against a Giants defense that hasn’t really stopped many people this year except for Josh Freeman, who as we all know is not a very good QB. Expect Vick to be ready to go this Sunday, and while you’re sitting there watching the game, maybe cross a couple fingers just in case.