Michael Vick Injury: Hamstring Scare Proves Eagles QB's Fantasy Risk
Michael Vick appears to have injured his hamstring during the Eagles game versus the Giants, per Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com:
Vick is on the sideline stretching. He is definitely grimacing, limping. #Eagles— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) October 6, 2013
Vick did return to the field after, but had to exit the game as he was clearly in a lot pain and was replaced by backup quarterback Nick Foles, per Jeff Roberts of NorthJersey.com:
Nick Foles in for Michael Vick.— Jeff Roberts (@TheJRob) October 6, 2013
Fantasy owners have been pleasantly surprised by Vick's production this season. The Eagles QB has scored as many as 40 points in one game and has been consistent throughout.
But concerns about his health for the entirety of the 2013-14 season are quickly becoming more and more warranted by the week. Vick hasn't played a full season of games since 2006 and his latest injury may once again stop him from doing that this season.
His exit from the game will leave a lot of fantasy owners stuck this week, but such is the risk when you start him. He has proven to be fragile in the past, so there's no telling when he'll take a hit that knocks him out. Not to mention, he loves to make plays with his legs and that always puts signal-callers at a greater risk of injury.
Fantasy owners would be wise to give Foles a look moving forward or scour the waiver wire immediately for a replacement for Vick should he not be able to take the field next week.
As a matter of fact, plan on not having Vick at all down the road just in case his injuries become nagging and he doesn't shake them the rest of the season.
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