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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: Apr 30, 2010
Posted on: September 27, 2011 2:56 am
 

Vick is the most dangerous Qb in the NFL

Baby Ben got handed two super bowls by the refs Seattle got robbed so did Arizona.  Homo did't win the game the kicker did, if homo had to hold the ball for the kicker he would fumble it like he did when he was the holder. Jones should trade him because he worthless . The Raiders should have won the game when brady fumbled it.I'm not black so shut your hole, i'm just telling it like it is the nfl is the no fun league you can't hit a receiver when he catches the ball because he is defenseless receiver give me a break. It's called go back and watch football ahead of Baby Ben, Homo, CryBrady and Hamming  when it was real guys didn't sit out a game with turftoe just type in jack youngblood on google he played with the 1979 playoffs with a broken leg he even played the pro bowl with a broken leg. The players today are wimps plain and simple you put a finger on the quartebacks i mentioned and guarnteed flag nowadays.



Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 2:45 am
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

@dubdiggler I don't know what it is with White people and dogs why do you love them to the point of outright anger and hatred when somebody does anything with them besides walk them let them lick you in the mouth and lay in the bed with you "its a Dog" that has fleas and licks his own a$$ and eats just about anything A dog is not a child or a human for that matter and should not be held higher than a human life which seems to be the case im seeing all the time with Michael Vick in terms of how people hate that man so BADLY preferably white people. Now back to Football Vick is on the ground almost every play but hey this is football right so that's to be expected but if the refs are gonna make calls for touching a QBs helmet and then let go a helmet to helmet violation on the other end Vick might have a point the refs need to be consistent with the way they officiate games


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Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 2:22 am
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Since: Apr 30, 2010
Posted on: September 27, 2011 1:34 am
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

He's been hit out of bounds no flags, he's been in hit late no flags.  The NFL is more worried about CryBrady, Baby Ben, Homo and Crybaby Manning. Does the NFL remember the rapist Baby Ben no because he's white he should have been out the whole season. The only reason why vick don't get no flags is because he was in prison and he's black. Vick needs to be in the shotgun every play with that bad of o-line plain and simple.  The NFL is all about protecting there chosen player's not every player. There's always terrible calls look at the punt return touchdown the bears had on sunday when they called holding on #29 but he wasn't near a player but they were playing the packers so the nfl wanted the packers to win to make rodgers look better then favre which won't ever happen so why try.


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Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: September 27, 2011 12:38 am
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

For those interested, in a later statement Vick backed off from what he'd said previously:
"I was kind of out of character and being too candid in that aspect. Ultimately, I have respect for the referees and their decision to make calls. You won't hear me complaining about it no more."

At least Vick is capable of admitting his mistakes.  Too bad there are certain posters on here of whom the same can't be said.




Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: September 27, 2011 12:20 am
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

While these back and forth ramblings are rather amusing.  I couldn't help but chime in on this one.  If you are pointing out the lack of intelligence of another poster, it is paramount to use proper grammar.  Otherwise YOUR point is moot and YOU'RE not too bright...


SO LITTLE MAN GROW UP.YOUR NOT THAT SMART.


C'mon man?! 


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