ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that a source has informed him that the Philadelphia Eagles are under the impression that Michael Vick will be able to play in Sunday’s game.
Vick has still yet to pass the tests required for a player to return to game action following a concussion but it’s apparent that the team fells as though he’ll be able to pass the tests.
ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio provided an update regarding the status of Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick who is recovering from a concussion suffered on Sunday.
Vick “desperately wants to get back on the practice field as soon as possible — that means Wednesday morning, when [offensive coordinator] Marty Mornhinweg installs the game plan against the Giants, whose dizzying array of blitz packages gave Vick fits last season. Vick wanted to return to the game on Sunday night, but the team trainers took his helmet and shoulder pads from him,” said Paolantonio during an appearance on “NFL Live.”
Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News provides an update regarding Michael Vick’s status as well as some quotes from Eagles head coach Andy Reid and trainer Rick Burkholder.
“The test, that won’t lie to us. The test is what it is,” said Eagles head coach Andy Reid. “That’s what it is, so you go by that. We’re not going to fudge anything, if he’s injured he’s injured and we move on. I know he wants to play.”
“I can’t give you a time frame on this,” Burkholder explained. “That’s foolish on our part, medically, to put that out there. Everyone wants to know time frame. Everyone wants to know whether Mike is going to play. We’re going to go through our protocol and when Mike’s ready to practice, I will turn him over to coach and he will make the decision when he’s ready to play. I keep emphasizing, we’re 13 hours post-injury. There’s a lot that has to go on between now and then to make that decision.”
CSN Philly’s Reuben Frank writes that the Eagles feel that Vick could be ready for week 3′s game against the New York Giants despite suffering a concussion.
Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder spoke to the media on Monday and made it seem as though Vick’s concussion wasn’t all that severe which should help his chances of playing in week 3.
The NFL has implemented avariety of tests for players to undergo following a concussion before they are cleared to return to the field so Vick will still have to pass them before he can take the field again.
The final decision regarding Vick’s status for week 3 may not come until hours before Sunday’s game starts. We’ll have more throughout the week as more detail become available.