With quarterback Nick Foles out for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants, it’s pretty much guaranteed Michael Vick will get the start for the Philadelphia Eagles.
But for Vick, he has one last test to pass in practice tomorrow before he’s sure his injured hamstring has recovered enough to play.
According to Vick, via CSNPhilly.com:
I’m going to run 100 yards as fast as I can, and try to cut, try to make some subtle movement in the pocket and just see what happens.
I’m ready to get to it. I’m ready to get it out of the way. I’m ready to just get it over with. I’ve been throwing every day, just trying to keep my arm in shape, keep my mind mentally in football. But I really want to get out there and sprint and run. This is part of the process.
Running at full speed in practice could aggravate the hamstring injury that has kept him out of the last two games, but if he doesn’t, he should be good to go for Sunday. Apparently, that is a risk Vick and the Eagles are willing to take. Philadelphia could certainly use a home win Sunday, something that hasn’t happened in almost 400 days. And one way or the other, Vick is the only quarterback on the roster that currently gives the Eagles a chance.