Oh, Michael Vick, you magical healer, you…
It looks like my thousand-word column about why Vince Young needs to start over Mike Kafka needs to wait…at least for one more week, anyway.
As it turns out, Michael Vick’s right hand isn’t broken after all. Coach Andy Reid explained the latest Vick injury drama at this morning’s press conference.
“Michael Vick has a hand contusion. Not a break. We had a few different shots taken of his hand yesterday during the game. The early clips showed that there was no break. The ones that came back when he was on the field showed that there was a potential fracture there. Today he had a scan and it showed there was no break. 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.”
Deep. Sigh. Of. Relief.
As to whether or not Vick will play this week against San Francisco, “We will see how he does over the next couple of days. We have to get the swelling where it is manageable and he feels comfortable,” Reid said.
Unfortunately, Vick’s hand has nothing to do with a shoddy defense and terrible coaching, so regardless of Vick’s status for this week’s game the Eagles will have a considerable amount of work to do prior to Sunday.