Michael Vick Injury: Updates on Eagles QB's Head Injury

Ben Chodos@bchodosCorrespondent IINovember 11, 2012

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was knocked out of Sunday's NFC East showdown with the Dallas Cowboys.

UPDATE: Sunday, December 30 at 11:45 a.m. ET by Alex Kay

Michael Vick is active and still expected to start in the Eagles season finale against the New York Giants in Week 17.

Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger tweeted out the Philadelphia injury report and Vick was nowhere to be found, so expect to see him on the field when the Eagles take on the G-Men later this Sunday.

Eagles inactives: Salas, Polk, Watkins, Kopa, Moore, Cox and Kendricks. #nyg

— Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) December 30, 2012


UPDATE: Wednesday, December 26 at 10:43 a.m. ET

Michael Vick will start Sunday against the Giants after the Eagles placed Nick Foles (hand) on injured reserve, according to New York Post's Paul Schwartz.

Eagles as expected put Nick Foles on IR so it's Michael Vick's show vs. Giants. #nyg

— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) December 26, 2012

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Sunday, December 23 at 11:41 a.m. ET by Patrick Clarke

Michael Vick has been listed as inactive for Week 16 according to Eagles Insider via Twitter, and will be unavailable to Philadelphia vs. the Washington Redskins on Sunday:

#Eagles inactives: Vick, Salas, Polk, Havili, Tapp, Watkins and Kopa. Emil Igwenagu starts at FB and Colt Anderson starts at safety

— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) December 23, 2012

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Wednesday, December 19 at 12:45 p.m. ET

Rough news for Michael Vick as the team will make him their third-string QB for Week 16, according to Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane per head coach Andy Reid.

Reid: Vick is the No. 3 QB. May not dress.

— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) December 19, 2012

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Wednesday, December 12 at 12:07 p.m. ET

Not surprising, Michael Vick is already listed as 'out' for tomorrow's game against the Bengals, according to Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane.

Vick, McCoy, Celek, Patterson and Coleman are officially listed as OUT for Thurs game.

— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) December 12, 2012

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Tuesday, December 11 at 9:41 a.m. ET

Michael Vick reportedly will not play in Thursday's contest against the Bengals due to his concussion, according to Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman.

Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy both passed their baseline ImPACT tests, a major step in their recoveries from concussions, the Eagles said. Neither practiced with the team on Monday, but there is a chance they could practice on Tuesday.

Neither will play in Thursday's game against Cincinnati - an independent neurologist must clear them first - but passing ImPACT was a major step in their recoveries.

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Monday, Dec. 10 at 4:40 p.m. ET by Tim Keeney

For the first time in a month, Vick will return to practice on Tuesday afternoon (via the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane):

Vick and McCoy may be able to practice tomorrow.

— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) December 10, 2012

---End of update---

UPDATE: Sunday, December 9 at 11:38 a.m. ET by Rick Weiner

Michael Vick will miss his fourth consecutive game as he has been ruled inactive for Philadelphia's Week 14 matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to Comcast SportsNet's Geoff Mosher:

Inactives: Vick, Salas, McCoy, Polk, Coleman, Kopa, Patterson,

— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) December 9, 2012

--End of Update---

UPDATE: Wednesday, December 5 at 11:51 a.m. ET

Michael Vick will not practice today, but did take another concussion test, according to CSN's Geoff Mosher.

Andy Reid: Coleman, McCoy and Vick not practicing today.

— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) December 5, 2012

AR: Vick took another test today, awaiting results.

— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) December 5, 2012

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Friday, Nov. 30 at 12:04 p.m. ET by Alex Ballentine

Vick will miss more time due to concussion symptoms, Jeff Mclane of the Philadelphia Enquirer reports that Vick will definitely miss the team's Sunday night game against the New York Giants.

No Vick, McCoy, as expected, at practice. Both will be listed as OUT for Sunday.

— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) November 30, 2012

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Friday, Nov. 30 at 12:24 a.m. ET by Tyler Conway

Still struggling with concussion symptoms, the prognosis continues getting worse for Vick. According to Howard Eskin of FOX 29 TV, the Eagles quarterback could be out the remainder of 2012:

Reported 2night on #fox29 #eagles QB M Vick concussion symptoms getting worse. sources tell me could b out rest of year.@profootballtalk

— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) November 30, 2012

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Thursday, November 29 at 11:17 a.m. ET

Nick Foles reportedly will start for Michael Vick (concussion) Sunday against the Cowboys as Vick has been ruled out, according to CSN Philadelphia's Reuben Frank.

Vick is out for the Eagles’ game against the Cowboys Sunday night in Arlington, Texas. It will be the third game he’s missed since getting hurt in the Eagles’ first Dallas game on Nov. 11. It appears unlikely he’d be able to fully recover in time for the Eagles’ next game, in Tampa on Dec. 9. After that, the Eagles have three games remaining.

Rookie Nick Foles will make his third NFL start Sunday night, his second in a row in primetime on national TV.

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Thursday, November 29 at 10:05 a.m. ET

Eagles fans and fantasy owners shouldn't expect Michael Vick to play in the team's Week 13 contest. Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane has the latest:

Michael Vick did not reach baseline on his Wednesday ImPACT test, the #Eagles said.

— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) November 29, 2012

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Wednesday, November 28 at 4:15 p.m. ET by Ryan Rudnansky

Michael Vick didn't practice today after his concussion on Sunday.

The Eagles tweeted:

#Eagles injury report: Cox (tailbone), McCoy (concussion), Polk (toe), Reynolds (ankle), & Vick (concussion) did not practice today.

— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 28, 2012

--- End of Update ---

UPDATE: Tuesday, November 27 at 12:10 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos

Michael Vick is still not cleared to play again, but will be tested again on Wednesday. 

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman reported the following on the quarterback's injury. 

Vick still has not passed ImPACT test. Will take another one tomorrow. ...Jason Peters will not be activated, going on IR

— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) November 27, 2012

Peters' injury also has a large effect on the team's quarterbacks. With the tackle still out, any player under center will face plenty of pressure going forward. 

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Tuesday, November 27 at 10:40 a.m. ET

Michael Vick wanted to play last night against the Panthers, according to ESPN's Ed Werder, but wasn't cleared, according to Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman.

Eagles QB Michael Vick wanted to play last night against Panthers and highly motivated to take job back from rookie Nick Foles vs. Dallas

— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) November 27, 2012

Berman reports on Vick's situation:

Michael Vick still has not been cleared, so Andy Reid can continue to evade the question of whether Vick will be the starter when he returns from a concussion.

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Saturday, Nov. 24 at 1:11 p.m. ET by Patrick Clarke

Michael Vick has been ruled out of the Philadelphia Eagles' Monday night matchup with the Carolina Panthers by Andy Reid according to the Eagles Insider via Twitter:

Andy Reid rules out Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy, Chris Polk and Jason Avant for Monday night.

— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) November 24, 2012

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Thursday, Nov. 22 at 2:00 p.m. ET by Tim Keeney

It's official. Vick will sit out while Nick Foles gets another chance to start. The news comes from Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Nick Foles will make his second consecutive NFL start on Monday night with Michael Vick still recovering from a concussion, a league source said Thursday.

All signs on Wednesday pointed to the rookie quarterback getting the nod once again. Foles took all the practice repetitions as Vick was sidelined once again and unable to partake in any strenuous activity.

---End of update---

UPDATE: Thursday, November 22 at 7:16 a.m. ET

Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane currently considers Michael Vick unlikely to play on Monday Night Football.

Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy were both still in Phase 1 Wednesday as they recovered from concussions and appeared unlikely to play Monday night when the 3-7 Eagles host the 2-8 Panthers.

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Wednesday, November 21 at 12:07 p.m. ET

Encouraging news for Eagles fans and fantasy owners as Michael Vick is making progress, according to Eagles Insider.

Both Vick and McCoy are in phase 1 still, Vick is close to phase 2, was able to be in meetings and come out for walkthrough.

— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) November 21, 2012

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Monday, Nov. 19 at 12:20 p.m. ET by Adam Wells

While the Eagles have had time to stew over Sunday's embarrassing loss to Washington, it doesn't appear time is healing Vick's wounds. 

According to head coach Andy Reid (h/t Eagles Insider), Vick appears to be in worse shape than LeSean McCoy, who suffered a concussion in the closing moments of Sunday's game. 

AR: McCoy is day to day, has slight concussion. Vick is still not at baseline, also still in stage 1.

— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) November 19, 2012

AR: McCoy's concussion doesn't seem quite as bad as Vick's, but we'll see.

— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) November 19, 2012

The Nick Foles era did not get off to a rousing start, but given the state of the Eagles right now, you can't blame him. Based on the way Reid is talking, it sounds like Foles will have more chances to show what he can do. 


UPDATE: Sunday, Nov. 18 at 11:44 a.m. ET by Patrick Clarke

Michael Vick is inactive for the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11 according to ESPN NFC East blogger Dan Graziano via Twitter:

RT @geoffmoshercsn: Eagles inactives:Vick, Gilyard, Polk, Avant, Curry, Menkin and Hunt

— Dan Graziano (@espn_nfceast) November 18, 2012

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Friday, Nov. 16 at 1:48 p.m. ET by Alex Ballentine

Vick's recovery from his concussion appears to be coming along rather slowly. According to Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Vick is still showing some serious symptoms of his injury.

Mike Vick still has concussion symptoms. Has headaches, is foggy, not very alert, is tired all the time, heavy-eyed.

— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) November 16, 2012

Nick Foles will be making his first start at quarterback for the Eagles Sunday. With Vick still feeling the effects of his injury, one has to wonder if he will even find his way back into the lineup next week.

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Friday, Nov. 16 at 1:22 p.m. ET

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer has the latest news for about Vick's status, quoting Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder.

#Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder: Michael Vick still has symptoms. Not alert. "He's not the Michael Vick I know when he's healthy."

— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) November 16, 2012

Burkholder: Vick well below baseline testing. Still in Phase 1.

— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) November 16, 2012

The assessment by Burkholder indicates that it may be a while before Vick returns to the field, and paints an even grimmer picture of the nature of concussions in the NFL. Stay tuned for more on Vick's status as the week progresses.

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Friday, Nov. 16 at 10:05 a.m. ET by Matt Fitzgerald

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport took to Twitter dispelled any notions that Vick would suit up on Sunday against the Washington Redskins:

Eagles QB Michael Vick will not play on Sunday, I'm told. No surprise. Nick Foles gets the start.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 16, 2012

Rookie Nick Foles will officially get the nod under center for the Eagles to face their NFC East division rivals. A suspects Skins secondary should help the third-round pick out of Arizona in his first start, as Philly tries to right the ship in what has been a tumultuous 2012 campaign.

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 5:25 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos

There is a chance that Michael Vick will be in pads for the Eagles' upcoming matchup with the Washington Redskins. 

It is a small chance, but according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, head coach Andy Reid is unwilling to rule him out. Florio reported the following: 

“I’m taking him right through the protocol that you normally do,” coach Andy Reid said Wednesday.  “It’s important that you do that.  That’s how we’re doing it.”

It doesn’t mean Vick will be ready to go.  After all, he has a “significant” concussion.  (Yes, they all are.)  But he’s getting better, according to Reid.

“They’ve subsided quite a little bit,” Reid said of the symptoms.  “He’s feeling a little bit better in that area.”

Reid's convoluted message does not signal much confidence that Vick will be ready to go, and it still appears likely that he remains on the sidelines. 

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Monday, Nov. 12 at 4:50 p.m. ET by Tim Keeney

According to ESPN, rookie Nick Foles will get a shot at the Washington Redskins' mediocre secondary next Sunday:

Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Nick Foles will start against the Washington Redskins next Sunday, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, after Michael Vick was diagnosed with what coach Andy Reid called a "pretty significant concussion."

There are certainly worse teams to make your first career NFL start against.

---End of update---

UPDATE: Monday, November 12 at 1:19 p.m. ET

Awful news for Eagles fans and fantasy owners as reports are surfacing that the Eagles could shut Michael Vick (concussion) down for the remainder of the season, according to Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole:

Two sources said Monday morning that it's a pretty strong bet that, barring an odd change in circumstances, Vick will be "rested" for the remainder of the season by Reid and the coaching staff. In place of Vick, rookie  Nick Foles will start, and the sources believe Reid will use the development of Foles as a springboard to keep his job as the Eagles' coach.

'I'm 99 percent sure that's exactly what you're going to see happen,' a source said Monday morning. 'Andy is going to go to [owner] Jeff [Lurie] and [general manager] Howie [Roseman] and say, 'Let's go with Foles and make the transition to the next era.' 

---End of Update---

UPDATE: Monday, November 12 at 12:06 p.m. ET

Fantasy owners and Eagles fans shouldn't expected to see Michael Vick (concussion) suit up this week. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport has the latest:

Eagles coach Andy Reid on Vick: "Michael, obviously, has a concussion. A pretty significant concussion. He was a little foggy last night."

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 12, 2012

Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane went on to report that Nick Foles will see reps in practice on Wednesday due to Vick's concussion:

Reid: Foles will take all the first practice reps on Weds.

— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) November 12, 2012

---End of Update---

The Eagles' Twitter reported that the star QB was taken to the locker room. The New York Times' Judy Battista added, via Fox, that Vick had suffered a concussion and was out for the game.

#Eagles QB Michael Vick is headed to the locker room. #DALvsPHI

— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 11, 2012

Vick concussion -- out, Fox reports.

— Judy Battista (@judybattista) November 11, 2012

Vick was injured early in the second quarter when he was knocked to the ground and hit his head on the turf. Rookie quarterback Nick Foles replaced Vick behind center—a move that had been discussed in recent weeks, as Vick has failed to live up to expectations.

Vick entered Sunday's contest with a quarterback rating of just 77.7, completing just 58.3 percent of his passes for 2,095 yards and 10 touchdowns. Turnovers have also plagued Vick this season. He had nine interceptions and 10 fumbles (five lost) heading into this matchup. 

While Vick’s play has certainly been disappointing, he can't shoulder all the blame, as he has taken a significant amount of punishment. He has been sacked 27 times and hit often on the run.

The sub-par pass protection, Vick’s propensity to scramble and his history of injuries made it seem inevitable that he would get hurt at some point this season.

Check back to this page for updates on Vick’s condition. 


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