Michael Vick and his ‘badly bruised’ hand practiced on Wednesday and he says he’s “100 percent” ready to take on the San Francisco 49ers (2-1) on Sunday.
Vick was originally diagnosed with a broken, non-throwing right hand after being hurt in his teams 29-16 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday but tests on Monday revealed only a contusion.
Speaking about “what ifs” Vick said on Wednesday:
“Even if it was broke, I think I would have probably padded it up and went back out there.” Vic added “You got to take precaution, but this is what I love to do.”
It’s important for Vick to get in a full game having failed to complete two of his teams first three games, both losses, including their Sept. 18 defeat to Atlanta in which Vick suffered a concussion.
Speaking of his early game exits Michael Vick said:
“I just want to be there for my teammates and hold myself accountable for my responsibilities and what I have to do as a quarterback,” while adding, “So regardless of what I have to go through, I just want to be there.”
Coach Andy Reid told ESPN of his star quarterbacks condition:
“Ball handling, obviously is very important, in particular under the center, that’s where the problem would be…Shotgun, you can get away with it, but under the center you’ve got to be able to squeeze and right now that’s not 100-percent. So, we’ve got to see. I don’t know how fast it’ll come back. I can’t tell you that.”
In any case the last place Eagles could really use a win and their hopes largely require Michael Vick to stay healthy and play at his highest level.
Though still early, Vick and the Eagles find themselves in last place in the NFC East, as the Giants, Redskins and Cowboys are all 2-1.