Eagles coach Andy Reid said a CT scan Monday showed the star quarterback has a hand “contusion.” Reid said X-rays taken during Philadelphia’s 29-16 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday showed Vick may have a fracture.
“Today, he had a scan and it showed there was no break,” Reid said. “It was a blood vessel sitting above the bone. That happens at times with X-rays. The blood vessel makes it look like it was a fracture. There is still a bunch of swelling. It is sensitive to the touch. The positive is there is not a fracture there.”
“We will see how he does over the next couple of days,” Reid said. “We have to get the swelling where it is manageable and he feels comfortable. It’s about the same right now, and it’s not to say that he can’t play with the swelling, it’s just got to be where he can bend his hand where he can work with it.”
“I was kind of out of character and being too candid in that aspect,” he said Monday. “Ultimately, I respect the referees and their decision to make calls, and you won’t hear me complain about it no more.”
“No, I didn’t think there was anything wrong with the hit when it took place,” he said. “I didn’t think there was anything wrong with the hit after looking at it again today. You know, it’s unfortunate that he got injured. We’re not out there trying to injury anyone. We’re all competitors. We’re competing at the highest level. It is unfortunate for him and unfortunate for their football team. We’re all competing. We’re all competitors. We have to go out and play hard.”
“There are a bunch of things that we can do and we can say other people need to do and all that,” Reid said. “But we’re going to keep working on things on our end, and I know people will keep working on things on their end.”
Vick started against the Giants despite suffering a concussion in the second half of a loss at Atlanta just a week earlier. He seemed out of rhythm early, but made some nice throws before getting hurt again.
Wideout Riley Cooper is day-to-day with a concussion, and cornerback Brandon Hughes has a hamstring strain. Defensive ends Juqua Parker (high ankle sprain) and Darryl Tapp (pectoral strain) didn’t play Sunday.
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