It was earlier reported that Michael Vick would announce today that his hamstring was healed enough to start next week’s game against the New York Giants. However, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback stopped just short of it.
According to Pro Football Talk, Vick admitted that he has yet to fully test his hamstring, and he fears playing aggravate the injury further, causing him to miss more than the two weeks he has already missed. However, he also said that he was “optimistic.”
“I wish I could give you a definite answer, but I can’t right now,” Vick said, according to Pro Football Talk, via the team’s website.
Over the past two weeks, Vick’s own assessments of his injury have been largely unreliable, ranging from best to worse case scenarios. While Vick might announce he his starting, that seems to be the Eagles’ plan. Vick took first-team snaps in today’s practice with quarterback Nick Foles out with a concussion sustained in last week’s loss against the Dallas Cowboys.
The Eagles are certainly hoping Vick can start. Otherwise, Chip Kelly would have to turn to rookie Matt Barkley, who threw for just 129 yards and threw three picks in relief of Nick Foles against Dallas.