Tag:Trent Cole Injury
Posted on: October 3, 2011 1:12 pm

Vick's finger 'popped out'; Peters, Cole injured

Posted by Will Brinson

Everything is coming up Eagles, huh? Not only is Philly's favorite football team 1-3, and not only is their defense an insult to the word sieve, but the injuries are starting to pile up.

This one, in particular, is gross and terrifying: one of the fingers on Michael Vick's left (read: throwing) hand "popped out" during the Eagles loss to San Francisco on Sunday.

"Yeah my finger popped out of place in the first half and I was just determined to finish the game, regardless of how I had to do it," Vick said on Sunday afternoon. "And I did it.  Wish the outcome could have been a bit different, but it is what it is."

One: ew. And two, um, it sure seems like Vick's body is determined to keep him out of some games this year doesn't it? Speaking of things that won't help Vick stay healthy, the offensive line took a pretty huge hit on Sunday as well, as it appears left tackle Jason Peters will miss some time with what Andy Reid classified as a "fairly significant" hamstring strain.

Peters could certainly miss time and Reid said he and defensive end Trent Cole will be closely evaluated over the next few days. Antonio Dixon, another defensive lineman, is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a torn triceps injury.

Cole also has a "fairly significant" calf strain, and it sounds like each could miss some, um, fairly significant time.

The news doesn't get that much better for the Eagles, who face the Bills and the Redskins on the road in the next two weeks before hitting their bye week. Theoretically, those two games are winnable without some of their key parts, but you can bet everything you own that Philly will see a heavy dose of Fred Jackson and Ryan Torain/Tim Hightower, respectively.

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