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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
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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Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: September 27, 2011 12:32 pm

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

I was hoping the Eagles would move Samuel for a starting linebacker. I am so glad right now that Hansen is the fourth corner (and not number 3) but I would prefer to have a linebacker that could either defend against a pass or shed a block. Right now our linebackers can't seem to be able to do either. It wasn't that long ago that Tampa Bay beat us because Trotter wasn't quick enough in the middle. It wasn't that long ago that Trotter kept charging each and every play only to be out of position on every play too. Have the Eagles learned nothing from all those years of medicore linebacker play? Seth Joyner was at the game this last Sunday. I miss those long lost days when plays were being made from that position. So many want to compare the Eagles drafting to the Patriots. Why is it the Patriots almost always have very good lineback play and we can't get one to make a play.

Since: Sep 27, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 11:48 am

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Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: September 27, 2011 11:43 am

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

Uconn....the problem is you dumped how many hundreds of millions for vick and nandi...there is a salary cap....i always thought that paying a CB the money nandi is ridiculous since teams can just stay away from throwing to his side....

Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: September 27, 2011 11:29 am

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

Excuse my post as I will not be playing any race card. Michael Vick did not look right most of the game. I can only wonder if there were any lingering effects from the previous week. In that case, he was being a trooper and trying to get out their on the field even though sitting out another week might have been more prudent. The next question should be about Vince Young. What is wrong with him. Kafka is not ready. Vince Young should suck it up and get out there. Vick is taking way too many hits. Instead of blaming the refs, we should be blaming the line. Thier job is to protect and they haven't been doing too much of that lately. I was at the game. Let me tell you, the defense is terrible. I wonder if either of their three LB's could get a starting job on any other team in the league. It's time Andy admit that he is clueless on the worth of linebackers. Whomever is the linebacker coach should be fired, and Andy should seriously think about making sure we get a NFL caliber lineback on the team. I am hoping for at least one, asking for three seems too much form this front office.

Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: September 27, 2011 11:22 am

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

we knew there was a problem when they won the superbowl before ever playing a game, they're the worst in the NFC East, the other three teams are the real contenders.

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: September 27, 2011 10:50 am

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

this is nothing but the eagles brass playing the media in order to deflect from a hideous loss....there is no way in hell the giants playing with 5th stringers should have beaten the iggles....wait till the giants get healthy....cant wait for the rematch in NJ

Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: September 27, 2011 10:18 am

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

daddyrich i'm wondering how you feel about dante stallworth's dwi sentence for killing someone, OJ's verdict, the duke lacrosse players being railroaded by a black racist named al, tawana brawly, jessie jackass calling my home city himey town and not losing sponsers, ect...  oh right you only bring up points that make whites look like shit and you group us all together which is exactly what you don't want us to do to you.  go away the only racist i see here is you.  

Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 4:31 am

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

Peroid point blank Vick needs and offensive line and the eagles front office should of thought about that before signing him to that money. If you buy a Bently ur going to take out auto insurance on it and put it in a garage to protect it same thing goes for your franchise QB if you spend all that money on him spend a little more to keep him protected. The eagles also have defensive issues (cant stop the run) amongest other things that need to be worked out. This same statement can be made for Jay Cutler and the Bears

Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 4:14 am

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

@1977 yankees Belive it or not racism still exists in America and white people exhibit it the most whether it be outright or subtile. Now first im going to give you the definition of Racism so that you can understand what im about to say. RAC-ISM1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human  determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own  is superior and has the right to rule others. 2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination. 3. hatred or intolerance of another  or other . Now 12&3 are all relevant in the case of sports whether it be the reason for blacks not having majority ownership of of any NFL franchises and why is that, or the fact that the legal justice system is wired differently 4 whites then it is 4 blacks case in point there was overwhelming evidence against Ben that was thrown out between the witnesses,and his guards not letting anyone in the bathroom to check on the girl at the time directly after the alleged Rape and his character being in question for his involvement in a previous Rape allegation in lew with a caseload of other evidence all called 4 a trial but was dismissed Hmmm makes you think, and Jalen Rose getting a DUI that was barely over the legal limit and having to spend 30 days in jail and pay a hefty fine 4 it even though it was his first offense and the fact he had five prominant officials speak 4 him on his behalf about his charity work and his donations and commitment to the community which ultimatly met nothing he still was locked up. And the no tolerance policy whites have 4 blacks when it comes to indiscretions Tiger Woods cheats on his wife his White Wife and is the most vilifyed and crucified man on the planet 4 apparently not living up to the standards and image of what the white dominated media had created 4 him amongest other things, sponsers pull out to the point he was forced to make a public apology to people he didn't owe one too, he was booed at events the once beloved Tiger was the most hated and WHY was it because "how dare he marry this beautiful white woman and have kids with her and then cheat on her" on top top of dominating OUR sport that is unexcusable and intolerable but yet Brett Farve cheats on his wife and sends nude photos of himself to an intern that worked for the Jets no one seemed to care about that. ARod cheats on his wife with Madonna and takes steroids and people seemed to forget about that overnight so do you see where the difference lies im not pulling the race card im just showing you that Racism exist

Since: Aug 17, 2010
Posted on: September 27, 2011 3:22 am

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

Michael Vick is NOT a pocket throwing QB.  They signed him to all that money to do what he does best and improvise when he has the ball.  Yea he could get hurt that way, but look at this injury, he got hurt just standing in the pocket.  Go back to what you were doing with the Falcons Vick and run the ball more. 

On another note, this "dream team" looks like garbage.  Their defense has been pretty bad and they think they can win every game just by showing up to the stadium.  There is a lot of talent on this team, but if they cant play as a "team" they wont even make the playoffs.  So far it looks like the Giants have the best Defense in that division and if Eli could just play "good" i think they have a good chance at winning that division.  Sorry Eagles, you're all hype....Keep crying

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