On Sunday, Philadelphia Eagle Michael Vick was taken out of the game against the New York Giants with a hamstring injury, but according to nfl.com, the quarterback believed he could have returned to the game had backup quarterback Nick Foles gotten hurt.
“Yeah, I would have gone in and just made sure I could sustain for the team,” said Vick, via NFL.com.
Vick also stated that it was the coaches decision to pull the quarterback, and he agreed with them.
“The coaches understood, why have me in the game when I’m not 100 percent when you have a healthy quarterback on the sideline?”
Indeed, why risk Michael Vick to further injury when you Nick Foles, who came into the game late into the second quarter and went 16-of-25 for 197 yards with two touchdowns and no turnovers. The Eagles went on to win 36-21 over the Giants.
Vick is hopeful that he an play next week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is scheduled to receive an MRI today. Last time Vick had a similar hamstring injury, he missed a week.
Considering how well Nick Foles performed coming of the bench, and Michael Vick’s turnover issues this season, maybe Eagle’s fans should hope that Vick misses more time.