Andy Reid: Michael Vick has a “Significant Concussion”
Per Howard Eskin of Fox 29 TV in Philadelphia Twitter feed, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid says the likelihood of quarterback Michael Vick seeing action this week is slim:
Vick, who left midway through the second quarter Sunday in the Eagles’ loss to the visiting Dallas Cowboys, has often been criticized for his reckless play with his body. In Sunday’s game, Jay Ratliff landed hard on Vick after Vick dove headfirst during a scramble attempt. On the ensuing play, Vick’s head appeared to snap back and hit the turf after a hard hit by Ernie Sims. Vick has missed multiple games due to injuries, and it’s not out of the question for him to miss another game beyond this Sunday’s matchup versus the Washington Redskins.
Vick’s injury has opened the door for backup Nick Foles to show Eagles fans what they have in the backup. After a hot start in which Foles connected on a 44-yard bomb to a wide open Jeremy Maclin, Foles cooled down significantly. After first throwing a pick-6 that was negating by a Dallas Cowboys hold by rookie cornerback Morris Claiborne, Foles threw one to Brandon Carr, who returned it 47-yards for a touchdown. Foles finished the game 22-32, 1 touchdown, 1 interception, and a respectable 85.3 passer rating, not bad considering it was a rookie in his first major action in the NFL. After getting first team reps this week, Eagles fans will find out what they have in Foles this Sunday.