Report: Michael Vick 'Likely' To Play In Week 4

Michael Vick suffered an injury to his non-throwing hand last weekend and, despite reports he would be out for multiple weeks, is reportedly "likely" to play in Week 4 against the 49ers.

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Michael Vick Injury: Hand Not Broken, Injury Called 'Hand Contusion'

Michael Vick was removed from the Philadelphia Eagles' Week 3 game against the New York Giants due to a hand injury, which the team said was a suspected broken non-throwing hand. Now, new reports have emerged stating that the hand is not broken and that Vick has a 'hand contusion'. NFL.com reporter Adam Kaplan passed on the news via twitter.

Reid: Contusion for Vick, no break. Scans showed no break.    

ESPN's Rachel Nichols passed on some further info about Vick's potential status for the Eagles' Week 4 matchup.

Reid says whether Michael Vick plays on Sunday depends on how the swelling in Vick's hand goes over the next few days    

If Vick's injury to a non-throwing hand is not a break, it's hard to imagine that he'll be kept off the field. Mike Kafka did well for the Eagles when he entered the game in Week 2, but struggled against the Giants in Week 3. If Vick's throwing and running is not inhibited and he's not risking any kind of long-term problem, he'll probably want to be on the field come Sunday.

For more on Vick's injury, check out our StoryStream. For more on how the Eagles will cope without Vick, should he be unable to play, check out Bleeding Green Nation. Follow the rest of this week's NFL action in the Week 3 NFL StoryStream and at SB Nation NFL.

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Michael Vick Injury: Broken Hand Not A Clean Break

The second Michael Vick injury in as many weeks came at a rather inopportune time for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Not than an injury to a team's starting quarterback ever comes at a good time, but for the second consecutive week, Vick had to leave the game while his team was still within striking distance.

Unfortunately for the Philly faithful, however, Vick's outlook for Week 4 isn't looking all that promising. Vick's broken hand is a "non-displaced fracture," rather than a clean break, according to Eagles coach Andy Reid in Sunday's post game press conference. The fracture is on the quarterback's non-throwing hand, but a crack in either hand can't be looked at as a good thing regardless -- especially considering that the quarterback is still probably dealing with the after-effects of the concussion he suffered last week.

The quarterback didn't have anything all that promising to say regarding his status for next week, either.

"I don't know anything right now, except my hand is broken and we have to figure out what is the next move," Vick told reporters after the game. Vick's outlook on his injuries was a lot less angry than when he was asked about his constantly being hit thus far this season, for what that's worth.

For more on the Eagles, check out Bleeding Green Nation. Follow the rest of this week's NFL action in the Week 3 NFL StoryStream and at SB Nation NFL.

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Michael Vick Suffers Broken Hand, Complains About Officiating

Michael Vick was banged around again this week as the Philadelphia Eagles took on the New York Giants, suffering a broken right hand as a result of the hits he took throughout the game. Just like last week, Vick was hit early and often, sometimes after the ball was released. And after the game, Vick blasted the officials, saying they have to do their job and protect him.

Here are the key quotes from Vick following the Eagles loss to the Giants.

"I was trying to protect myself," Vick said in his postgame news conference. "Still didn't get a flag and that's pretty much been the story for the last three weeks. I mean, obviously at some point something catastrophic is going to happen and I broke my hand."

"Looking at the replays, I'm on the ground every time, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't frustrated," Vick said in his postgame news conference. "The refs have got to do their jobs. And I mentioned it to the refs in training camp when I talked to them. I'm on the ground constantly, all the time. Every time I throw the ball, I'm on the ground. And I don't know why I don't get the 15-yard flags like everybody else does."


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In a way, he's right. Many of the hits Vick took this week and last were borderline, though it's unclear whether they were worthy of a flag. Still, he's taken a beating in the pocket this season, suffering a concussion in Week 2 and the broken hand in Week 3. If this keeps up, it's tough to see him surviving the season without suffering an even more serious injury.

More from Week 3:
• Kenny Britt May Have Torn ACL/MCL, Reportedly Needs Season-Ending Surgery
• Lions Vs. Vikings: Detroit Stuns Minnesota In OT; Watch Calvin Johnson's Grab
• Video: Kevin Walters Catches 20-Yard TD Off Defender's Leg 
• Patriots Vs. Bills: Tom Brady Throws Four INTs

Here's the rest of the Week 3 NFL ScheduleFor more on the Giants head over to Big Blue View. For more on the Eagles, check out Bleeding Green Nation. Follow the rest of this week's NFL action in the Week 3 NFL StoryStream and at SB Nation NFL.

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Michael Vick Injury: Broken Right Hand Sidelines Eagles QB

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is out of today’s game against the New York Giants with a broken hand. The injury is to Vick’s right hand, his non-throwing hand. He is doubtful to return to the game.

Just days after being cleared to return after suffering a concussion last week, Vick found himself getting hammered by the Giants defense today. In the third quarter he left the game, but did finish the drive. He went to the Eagles locker room for x-rays which revealed the broken hand.

Mike Kafka replaced Vick in the game, and threw an interception on his first throw in the fourth quarter. Vick ended his day with 176 yards passing on 16 completions in 23 attempts. He threw one interception and no touchdowns for the day. The Giants lead the Eagles 22-16 late in the fourth quarter.

Vick was knocked out of last week’s loss to the Falcons, an injury that resulted in a concussion.


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