Vince Young Injury: Update On Philadelphia Eagles QB's Status

Michael DixonAnalyst IIISeptember 1, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 25:  Vince Young #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles in action against the Cleveland Browns during their pre season game on August 25, 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Vince Young showed everyone why starters rarely play in the preseason finale when he injured his right hamstring in Philadelphia's game against the Jets.

Fortunately for the Eagles, Young is not their starting quarterback. Even more fortunate for Philadelphia is that the injury did not appear to be serious, as he walked off of the field under his own power.

Young did not appear on the Eagles' sideline after halftime.

This injury isn't likely to have too many ramifications on Philadelphia's regular season.

Young is the backup quarterback and would only see the field if Mike Vick hurts himself in the regular-season opener. If Young is unable to play in the opener against the Rams, Mike Kafka will backup Vick.

Kafka is in his second year in the NFL and didn't play at all in 2010. In two preseason games against Baltimore and Pittsburgh, Kafka has completed 27 of his 38 passes for 292 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Brad Wilson of Lehigh Valley Live reports here that the timetable for Young's return is not yet known.

The injury occurred on what appeared to be a freak play. As he was rolling out on a 4th-and-1 play, he pulled up lame, throwing an incomplete pass and falling to the ground. Eventually, he walked to the sidelines under his own power.

Young was having a strong performance against the Jets, completing 15 of 23 passes for 193 yards.

This is Young’s first year in Philadelphia, following five tumultuous seasons in Tennessee.

In 54 career games for the Titans, Young threw for 8,098 yards with 42 touchdowns and 42 interceptions. He also has 1,380 career rushing yards with 12 touchdowns.

Earlier in the summer, it was Young who gave the Eagles the label of the “Dream Team” after the team had a strong free-agency period.

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