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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 26, 2011 8:58 pm
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Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: September 26, 2011 8:44 pm
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

I am not a Michael Vick fan by no means and when I heard the press conference I thought he sounded like a whino. After I seen the hit, it was dirty and late. That is the Giants for you. I also agree with people saying if it was Brady it would have been called. Unlike others, its not the race card, it is more the fact that all Brady does is whine and complain to the refs so he does get all those bs calls. Brady is responsible for more than a few retarded rule changes. This is a product of teams knowing that the only way to beat the Eagles is to keep Vick on his back. He can kill you single handed. I also feel like when a team considers itself a 'dreamteam' or a step above the rest, they set theirselves up for destruction. Miami Heat anyone?



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: September 26, 2011 8:42 pm
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

if vick played in ny they would be ripping him for not finishing the game yesterday...lets face it to play in ny you have tobe a different breed


1977 yankees
Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 8:39 pm
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Since: Sep 29, 2009
Posted on: September 26, 2011 8:26 pm
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

Something tells me that IronCity27 would have loved to watch that. Keep your dreams to yourself.



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: September 26, 2011 8:22 pm
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

i wonder how many times tonight the hack jaworski will say how great the iggles are on mnf...DOUCHE



Since: Jul 18, 2007
Posted on: September 26, 2011 8:03 pm
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

This guy is a soft as they come - Something tells me he played "receiver" in the pen


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Posted on: September 26, 2011 7:48 pm
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1977 yankees
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Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 7:43 pm
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

Vick has just dodged 1 bullet, no break at the moment. But with have a very below average offensive line he can look foward to being hit maybe as much or more then Jay Cutler, so that means a lot of broken bones and a very hurt pride. This guys ego is way too big for someone that hasn't accomplished anything REAL in his career. He failed in college, not bringing home a national title and can't win the important games in the pros,mostly because he ends up taking tons of hits from guys that don't care that he thinks he is better then they are as people. Vick is too full of himself to allow the guys that deserve better to preform on a high level. He just thinks he can do more then the Peyton Mannings, or Tom Brady's of the league, when really he is more like a David Garrard. Vick is an amazing athelete, but he is a below average Quarterback. In this league You must have great skills to play each position, and Vick has absolutly no skills to play the quarterback position in the NFL. So he will always fail, and be hurt in more ways then 1.


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