Michael Vick Suffers Hand Injury In Eagles' Loss To Giants, Status For Week 6 Vs. Redskins In Question

Michael Vick suffered a hand injury in the Eagles' loss to the New York Giants, which may keep him out of the Week 6 game against the Redskins. However, it is not broken, according to coach Andy Reid.

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Michael Vick Injury Not A Broken Hand, Called 'Hand Contusion' By Andy Reid

As it turns out, Michael Vick's injury may not be a broken hand after all. Just hours after a report indicated Vick broke his non-throwing hand in the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the New York Giants on Sunday, coach Andy Reid said Vick's hand is not broken and is instead merely a hand contusion.

That leaves Vick's status for next week's game still a possibility. Via Rachel Nichols:

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 is a possibility to play next week, that would mean it's very likely he would actually play in Week 6, when the Eagles face the Washington Redskins. Before, it looked like Vick would miss the game. Unless the hand is indeed broken or another injury is sustained, it looks like Vick will indeed be in the lineup for that game.

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Michael Vick Will Reportedly Miss 3-4 Weeks, Game Against Redskins With Broken Hand

Michael Vick suffered a broken right hand against New York Giants on Sunday. He tried to give it a go after receiving X-Rays in the locker room, but had to take the bench in favor of Mike Kafka. Now it is being reported that Vick will miss 3-4 weeks, which includes three games and a bye week for the Eagles. The biggest news in all of this for D.C. fans is that he will likely miss the Redskins game against the Eagles in Week 6.

The Redskins will be coming off their bye week in Week 5, so they'll have two weeks to prepare for a game against what should be the third string quarterback on the Eagles roster. That could bode will for Jim Haslett and the defense. Any time you can avoid a player with Vick's caliber, you have to take that as a win. Nobody roots for injuries, but you can root for them to help you once they've already happened.

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Michael Vick Injury A Broken Hand, Eagles Fall To Giants 29-16

The stakes were high in Philadelphia and the New York Giants knew it. They will return to New York with a 2-1 record after beating the Eagles 29-16. The so called "Dream Team" in Philadelphia now sits below .500 at 1-2.

A bruising pass rush got to Eagles' quarterback Michael Vick numerous times, eventually forcing him from the game. Among the many hits he took, Vick suffered a broken hand that ended his afternoon. Video below. This marks the second straight game Vick started but did not finish, a worrisome trend for the Eagles. Vick's mobile game can be electrifying, but it also puts him in increased contact with defenders. Critics have claimed for some time that injuries were inevitable given Vick's quarterbacking style.

   

Even before the injury, Vick did not show too much in the game. Blossoming star defensive linemen Jason Pierre-Paul of the Giants chased Vick around all day. His stat line before he exited was a pedestrian 16 of 23 passes for 176 yards and an interception. He also ran seven times for 31 yards. Vick's broke his right hand, luckily for the Eagles he throws with his left.

The Giants moved the ball well against a porous Eagle defense. Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs combined for over 100 yards rushing. Little used receiver Victor Cruz hauled in two touchdowns from quarterback Eli Manning. Manning threw four touchdowns total in the game.

LeSean McCoy provided the silver lining for Eagle fans. He rushed for 128 yards and a touchdown, slashing through the Giants defense and showing remarkable agility.

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Week 3 NFL Scores: New York Giants Face Philadelphia Eagles In NFC East Action

Two NFC East heavyweights square off in Philadelphia today with the New York Giants facing the Eagles. Will Michael Vick be able to return from a concussion last weekend?

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