Yesterday, it looked like Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick would not be able to take flight again for two weeks. Now, it looks like it could be sooner.
According to Vick, who did individual work today, the hamstring injury that took him out of Sunday’s win over the Giants is feeling better than expected.
Vick said, per Pro Football Talk:
I feel a lot better than I did on Sunday. It was kind of agonizing. It was tough. It was hard to deal with. I’m glad that I’m where I’m at today. I was very surprised to be able to go out and move around, throw the football and throw it with some velocity and still move the way I was able to … I just gotta keep working.
While Vick admitted he did not know if he would be ready to play in the upcoming game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he did say earlier this week he could have went back into the game Sunday if he was needed. Vick practicing so soon after the injury and news of potential recovery could force the Bucs to prepare for both Vick and probable starter Nick Foles, who are very different quarterbacks.
On the other hand, while Vick’s starting job is allegedly safe, I would not be surprised if Vick still misses two weeks as a “precaution,” especially if Foles starts and has a good game against Tampa Bay.