Philadelphia Eagles starting QB Michael Vick suffered a hamstring injury during last week’s win over the New York Giants, and reports shortly after the game said that we should not expect to see Vick out there against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported yesterday that Michael Vick is not expected to play despite practicing on Thursday and Friday, and ESPN’s Phil Sheridan reported that Vick will “definitely” be out.
The Eagles listed Vick questionable on the team’s official injury report and had him practice in order to throw off the Tampa bay Buccaneers. They want the Bucs to prepare for both Nick Foles, who will be starting, and Michael Vick. Head coach Chip Kelly said earlier this week that the Eagles would not rush Vick back from an injury, and doing so would have been imprudent. Playing it safe with Vick’s hamstring is clearly the best way to go, but now there could be some concern that Vick won’t be able to play against the rival Dallas Cowboys next week. While he is tentatively expected to play in Week 7, Vick said something interesting that could point in the other direction.
From CSN Philly’s Reuben Frank, “Right now, still working to get back to it — get to 100 percent, you know,” Michael Vick told CSN’s Derrick Gunn. “So it’s going to be a long road.”
A “long road”? Let’s hope it’s just athlete speak, but the takeaway here is that Vick isn’t guaranteed to play against the Cowboys.