Michael Vick Injury: Updates on Eagles QB's Week 5 Status and Fantasy Value

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent IOctober 1, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 30:  Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles avoids being tackled by defensive tackle Rocky Bernard #95 of the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on September 30, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Michael Vick put together an excellent performance in the Philadelphia Eagles’ impressive Sunday Night Football victory over the New York Giants.

However, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the brittle signal-caller was once again injured. The scariest part was that he wasn’t even touched on the play.

UPDATE: Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 1:42 p.m. ET by Jessica Isner

It appears that Vick's injury really isn't serious—not even serious enough to keep him out of Wednesday's practice. 

Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News tweeted on Wednesday:


Reid: Jordan, Landri won't practice today. Everyone else ok

— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) October 3, 2012


Of course, this brings even more good news for fantasy owners, as it seems—barring an unforeseen disaster—Vick is going to be good to go this weekend against the Steelers. 



UPDATE: Monday, Oct. 1 at 12:30 p.m. ET by Alex Kay

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer found that Vick's injury isn't serious.

Vick has a knee contusion. He's fine.

— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) October 1, 2012

With this relieving news that the knee is nothing more than contused, Eagles fans and Vick's fantasy owners can breathe a deep sigh of relief.

Go ahead and continue starting Vick in all formats, as it seems he may have begun to turn his season around, especially after that solid outing against the G-Men.

We'll keep you updated if anything further breaks on this story, or if Vick suffers any setbacks at practice prior to Sunday's matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.


On a third down in the red zone with under two minutes to play, Vick rolled left in a designed QB run. The Giants contained the play perfectly and the scrambler had nowhere to go, so he went to the turf in order to set up an easy field goal.

The Eagles quarterback looked shaken when he pulled himself up off the field, but did not have to re-enter the contest after the Giants missed the potential game-winning field goal.

When asked about the injury at the post-game press conference, Vick had this to say about his final play from scrimmage (per Florio):

“Something happened with my knee on the last drive,” Vick said.  “I’m all right though.  I’ll be ready for next week.  Hopefully.”

The “hopefully” portion of his answer has to concern Eagles fans, especially as Philly gets prepared for a Week 5 showdown with its Pennsylvania rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Vick has dealt with a myriad of injuries throughout his career, including a fractured fibula when he was a member of the Atlanta Falcons (before his prison stint), concussions, rib problems and more. Having a new problem with his knee would certainly harm his chances to lead the 3-1 Eagles back to the postseason after missing it last year.

Fortunately, Vick has over six days to recover and get healthy in time for the away game against the Steelers, and he’s shown a remarkable penchant for being able to play through some serious pain.

Fantasy owners will need to monitor his recovery closely and find a suitable backup as soon as possible in the unfortunate event that the Eagles QB cannot play. 

Keep it tuned here for the latest breaking news, information, updates, opinions and analysis on Vick’s knee injury and his status for Week 5.