I’m not going to label Michael Vick as fragile, but I’ll just say he has a propensity to get hurt. Often.
He hurt his throwing hand in the first preseason game, and his ribs the following week. Luckily for Eagles fans, he’ll be fine.
But Andy Reid isn’t taking any more chances. It appears as if Vick will sit for the third (and hopefully fourth) preseason game to avoid getting injured any further. It’s no wonder he has only played a full 16-game season once. And as his body gets older, the likelihood of that shrinks. I’m not sure how far the Eagles will go this year because Vick won’t be on the field for the entire season.
There wasn’t much reason to believe that the Eagles would be playing Michael Vick again in the preseason after he escaped a serious injury to his ribs against the Patriots, but now we know for sure that Vick won’t be seen again until the season opener.
Coach Andy Reid confirmed Wednesday that Nick Foles will be Philly’s starting quarterback on Friday night against the Browns. Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com also passes along word that Foles is expected to play about a half while the rest of the Eagles starters play a quarter. Many teams push their starters a bit further in their third preseason game, but the Eagles played them on Monday night and obviously aren’t keen on risking any other key injuries