Michael Vick Exits First Preseason Game with Thumb Injury
The Philadelphia Eagles couldn’t even make it to halftime of their first 2012 preseason game before infusing some serious panic into their fans.
Michael Vick has a left hand injury and his status moving forward is currently unknown.
The franchise QB injured his throwing hand in the first quarter of the Eagles' preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers when he stepped up in the pocket to throw a pass and hit the helmet of his lineman Jason Kelce on his follow-through.
Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer tweets Vick’s reaction on the sidelines:
Vick seemed to hit Jason Kelce on the follow-through. He looks to be in pain on the sideline. They're definitely examining his hand— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) August 10, 2012
The NFL Network reported that Vick put his hand in a cup of ice water. Then at the half, receiver DeSean Jackson provided fans with an update (via Dan Graziano of ESPN.com):
DeSean Jackson on Eagles broadcast, re Vick's thumb: It's swollen a little bit. Hopefully it's not too serious."— Dan Graziano (@espn_nfceast) August 10, 2012
The injury was serious enough to conduct an X-ray, and the results were negative according to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post:
X-ray negative on Vick’s thumb. Crisis averted … for now. #Eagles— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) August 10, 2012
Expect a full MRI come tomorrow. It’s too early to speculate how severe the injury is, but odds are he’ll be fine by opening day. Philly fans can breathe easy knowing that the injury occurred in the very first preseason game of the season, and not the last.
Vick and the first-team offense went three-and-out in their only two possessions, with Vick completing 3-of-4 passes for six yards and a 77.1 passing rating.
Backup Mike Kafka took over and promptly threw an interception that led to an easy Steelers touchdown.
At the time of this post, the team has yet to release an official announcement, according to NBC Philadelphia.
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