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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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1977 yankees
Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 7:42 pm
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1977 yankees
Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 7:38 pm
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Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: September 26, 2011 7:37 pm
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

Vick or Tomlinson. Well, at least the Chargers did SOMETHING right. (albeit once upon a time...........)





Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: September 26, 2011 7:33 pm
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

turns out, its only Andy Reid's coaching that is broken...

same guy who didnt want to run McNabb on Qb sneaks because of injury risks has a guy who had a concussion the week before do it, even though Ronnie "Wildcat" Brown is also on the team..

10 years of the andy reid regime, and the team still cant get a single yard when they need it...they are an offensive of gimmicks, and a big play defense...big plays for the other team that is...dont worry, i have full confidence that after 10 years andy will finally "do a better job" as he always says, and im sure our offensive line coach will figure out to coach defense in another 10 years or so as well



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: September 26, 2011 7:19 pm
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

This is what you get with Michael Vick. Some QBs can pass but are slow afoot. Some guys are smart field generals but cannot hit the long ball. Some are good all-around QBs but they have other problems off the field or in the locker room. And then there are those who can run and throw but they are soft and get injured real easily. This is part of the package you get when you make Vick your QB as well as part of the risk. From a Falcons fan who saw way too much of this, I say: Enjoy, Philadelphia!


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Since: Sep 22, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 7:04 pm
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Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: September 26, 2011 6:59 pm
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

Is it the hand he uses to put his tampons in?  What a wuss and cybaby this dude is. 



Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 6:58 pm
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

He gets hurt more in the pocket than he does scrambling.

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Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

The sad thing is they want Vick to become more of a pocket passer to PROTECT him 
from getting injured. Truth is, he gets injured more in the pocket then he does
scrambling out of the pocket.

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Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 6:44 pm
 

Michael Vick injury is hand contusion, not break

Maybe they will break his neck next time


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