Michael Vick Injures Hamstring During Eagles-Giants Game

Melissa Stusinski - Author

Feb. 20 2017, Updated 11:12 p.m. ET

Michael Vick injured his hamstring in the first half of the Eagles-Giants game, limping off the field. The injury became apparent when Vick pulled up after running around out of bounds.

The quarterback grabbed his left hamstring area, but remained in the game to complete a drive that gave the Eagles a field goal. After ward, Vick was attended to by medical staff along the sideline.

Backup Nick Foles warmed up in preparation for taking over. While Vick returned to the game briefly, he was brought down from behind by Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. Foles came in at that point and helped the Eagles score another field goal.

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The Eagles announced at halftime that Vick was questionable to return. While he was seen walking along the sideline, Foles was seen on the field for the opening of the third quarter.

Michael Vick’s injury is a disappointment for the Eagles, but not a huge surprise. The quarterback hasn’t played a full regular season since 2006 when he was in Atlanta. He served nearly two years in prison and came back to the NFL, making it through 10 games with the Eagles during the team’s lackluster 2012 season.

Foles stepped in during the season to make six starts down the stretch. Along with his prison time, durability has been an issue for Vick during his NFL comeback attempt. He played only 23 of 32 games in 2011 and 2012 because of several injuries, including a concussion and damaged cartilage in his ribs.

However, Vick was able to beat Foles for the starting quarterback job and started all five games of the 2013 season. However, the extent of the quarterback’s latest injury isn’t known.

Michael Vick had a disappointing six-of-14 passing record before his hamstring injury against the Giants. However, he rushed for 75 yards on seven attempts.


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