Michael Vick gave fans a scare on Thursday night when he left the Philadelphia Eagles' preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers after suffering a thumb injury in the first quarter. It appears that the quarterback will be okay, however. Vick is reportedly expected to practice Saturday.
Vick sustained the injury after his throwing hand landed on the helmet of center Jason Kelce during a pass attempt. Vick never left the Eagles' sideline for more extensive medical treatment, however, and X-rays taken of the thumb that evening came back negative.
On the face of the story, it does not appear that Vick's long-term status is any jeopardy. It will be interesting to see how the team handles him for the rest of preseason, however. No one would blame the Eagles for being extra cautious with what is arguably their most indispensable player.