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Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

Posted on: September 26, 2011 12:15 pm
Edited on: September 27, 2011 8:50 am
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Posted by Will Brinson

Well, here's something new: Michael Vick's broken right hand isn't actually broken and instead a misread X-ray. Also new: something is going OK for the Eagles.

Yesterday, we wrote that Vick left the game against New York with a broken hand. What actually happened, according to Andy Reid at his press conference Monday afternoon, is that a swollen blood vessel was sitting on top of the hand bone and made it appear as if Vick suffered a fracture.

"Blood vessel sitting over the bone, made it look like there's a fracture," Reid said.

That's why the Eagles believed Vick broke his hand, although there's no real explanation for where the report on Monday morning about Vick missing three to four weeks with a broken hand came from.

It's tremendous news for Philadelphia, because it means that Vick, despite suffering a concussion in Week 2, should be OK to return as soon as this week, though it's possible that the contusion causes him to miss time if the swelling in his hand doesn't subside.

But as Clark Judge pointed out on Sunday night, losing Vick is the least of Philly's problems. They have a nightmare in terms of offensive line issues, and it's become quite obvious that all the free-agent signings in the world can't mask the defensive problems they have at linebacker and safety.

Also not helping? The Eagles upcoming three-game stretch -- versus the 49ers, at the Bills and at the Redskins -- went from "cakewalk" to "toughest stretch of their season" faster than Philly's offensive line can give up a quarterback pressure.


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1977 yankees
Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: September 28, 2011 12:34 am
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Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 4:36 pm
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

@argo444 your right thanks for clarifying what actually happened but in the end all someone still lost there life and I don't agree with his sentencing but that's just my opinion. My biggest problem is that people are so hypocritical in this country when it comes to many things (culture class sex morality and race) it goes across both lines black and white but whites actually have influence on laws and government, social media,news and employment and what they think or perceive of a minority effects these categorizes for instance and this is just my opinion it is legal to hunt to kill defenseless animals for sport not for survival for sport and to some people it is a right of passage for there kids. It is legal to use bovine growth hormone on animals subjecting there internal organs to overcompensation to keep up with the growth thus killing the animals painfully. Horses after there done racing are either slaughtered or neglected in stables across the U.S. Yet it is illegal to fight dogs for sport a man lost two years of his life for doing the equivalent of what whites do to animals across this country every day and I don't think that's fair but hey I could be wrong I could be right that's just my thought



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: September 27, 2011 2:02 pm
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

daddyrich and AceRothstein, there's something about the Stallworth case that I'm not sure either of you are aware of.  As I understand it, the prosecution dropped the homicide charges because they didn't think they could prove those, even though Stallworth was under the influence.  The problem was that the pedestrian was also drunk and jaywalked, and there was very serious question--reasonable doubt, you might call it--as to whether Stallworth could have avoided the accident even if he hadn't been drunk.  Based on that, they agreed for him to plead guilty to DUI, which he was unquestionably guilty of, gave him an appropriate sentence for that, and dropped the homicide charges.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding is that the sentence he got by the plea bargain was no lighter than what most other people guilty of DUI get. 



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: September 27, 2011 1:49 pm
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

the problem is you dumped how many hundreds of millions for vick and nandi. . . .i always thought that paying a CB the money nandi is ridiculous since teams can just stay away from throwing to his side....
(1) With a clean slate there's be nothing wrong with spending money on Asomugha or another excellent cornerback.  The problem was with bringing in a third good cornerback when you have pressing weaknesses at too many other positions that need to be filled first.
(2) And so what if teams throw to the other side from Asomugha--out of necessity?  That means that the Eagles should be able to put more people on that other side to stop any action there, or in the box to stop the run.  Unfortunately, without safeties and linebackers that doesn't work too well.  That's where the Eagles' problems on defense are.



Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

@AceRothstien First off I dont condone what Stallworth did at all and thats something he definitely should of went to jail for but one the victim was a hispanic who the justice system really doesn't give two S@#$ about and his family basicly wanted stallworth to pay them and didn't give a damn about there relative or if he went to jail or not. I dont agree with most of the things jesse and al do because I think they prey on racial injustices for publicity and not because its the right thing to do. One of my best friends and a person I consider a brother to me is white so Im not a racist Im just tired of people acting like racism doesn't exists or it doesn't effect minorities in this country.



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: September 27, 2011 1:30 pm
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

1977Yankees (2:22 a.m.), I'm not taking any part in the racism/slavery debate here, except to set the record straight on something in your post (which I've had to do a lot of on a lot of your posts, unfortunately). As to slavery, you remark,
it was a terrible misjustice to black people,but it was 200 years ago.
While it's certainly true that slavery existed here 200 years ago, the Civil War ended and the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery passed only in 1865, which by my math was 146 years ago, about 25 percent less than the figure you gave.
The only other observation I'll make is that for someone who takes pride in imagining or magnifying slights to Irish people, it's interesting to see you on the opposite side of the debate when it comes to black people.  Very interesting.
And now, since you promised to ignore me from now on, I'll be expecting to hear no more from you.  'Bye.



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: September 27, 2011 1:11 pm
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

More nonsense from 1977Yankees (12:56 a.m.)

You think calling IRISH PEOPLE MICK IS FUN?
I addressed that accusation from you a few minutes ago, as well as several times last night.  Reread.
I think you are just a loser who sits in his mommy'sBSMT,
thinking he is a funny man.No job to go to,no woman

Ho hum.  I'm beginning to think you really are TheYankeesWin in disguise.  He tried to use the same silly tactic.
Still, I wish you'd left my mother out of it, considering that she died a few months ago.  (And yes, I still miss her.)
Again, your tactic is that of someone who has run out of good arguments.  Only problem is, no one here is likely to be fooled by it.

So I will now ignore you

You promise?



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: September 27, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

OK NERD BOY.AND WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WERE WITH A WOMAN?

1977Yankees (12:52), did you just change your name from TheYankeesWin?  If not, is this really the MO for Yankee posters--question your opponent's sexual experience when you can't win an argument any other way?  'Cause that guy also resorted to the same silly tactic, about 2 weeks ago.  And you're not REALLY dumb enough to think that I or any other poster with any brains is going to give you that information, or any other that you're not entitled to?  Nice try, no cigar.




Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: September 27, 2011 12:47 pm
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

OK Like he woke up this morning and realized he was wrong.There was no pressure
from Reid or the front office to make this happen.

1977Yankees (12:43 a.m.), what difference does it make whether there was pressure?  The bottom line is that he admitted it--unlike you, for example.

And I have not been wrong,you were the Idiot who called all IRISH PEOPLE MICKS.

I did NOT "call all Irish people Micks"!--stop with your lies and go back and look up what I actually said--unless you'd like me to repeat what I wrote.


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