Michael Vick Left Game With Hand Injury: Fantasy Implications

August 9, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) throws a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

Michael Vick suffered a minor thumb injury in Thursday's preseason opener. We break down the fantasy implications.

Eagles QB Michael Vick left Thursday's game with a hand injury after hitting it on a teammate's helmet. X-rays have shown up negative and coach Andy Reid expects him to be fine. Vick told the media that he heard a pop, but didn't know if it was from his thumb or the collision. He expects to practice on Saturday. Vick was 3 of 4 for six yards in his limited time on the field.

Analysis: The Eagles dodged a major bullet here. The injury appears to only be a thumb contusion, and at worst Vick shouldn't miss more than a couple practices. Nonetheless, this minor scare should remind us how injury-prone Vick can be, and backup Mike Kafka was less than impressive in his stead (5-9, 36 yards, one pick). Fantasy owners should not count on Vick to play all 16 games.

For more on the Eagles, check out Bleeding Green Nation and SB Nation Philly.

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