Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Michael Vick came into last week’s game against the New York Giants with a hamstring pull that caused him to miss two games, and he suffered another hamstring pull in the first quarter of the loss to the Giants. Vick pushed himself in order to play, as Nick Foles was ruled out with a concussion, but he ended up aggravating the hamstring pull anyway. The Eagles tried to see if he could still go out there and play, but it was clear that he was severely hobbled. Vick just couldn’t move out there, and he’s not the same player without his ability to run. His injury caused the Eagles to turn to rookie quarterback Matt Barkley, who continues to disappoint out there.
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane reports that Vick’s most recent hamstring pull is the same exact one that Vick suffered in Week 5 against the Giants. As in, the pull occurred in the “same spot” as before, according to Vick’s MRI results. Foles is locked in as this week’s starter after being cleared, and the Eagles have already ruled out Vick for this week’s contest against the Oakland Raiders.
It will be interesting to see when Vick can get back on the field for the Eagles, and hopefully they can get some consistency out of Foles in in the interim. He was excellent against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6, but he put up a putrid performance a week later against the Dallas Cowboys before leaving the game with a concussion.