Which QB Will be Ready for Raiders?
Michael Vick aggravated his hamstring pull in the first quarter of Sunday's loss to the Giants - the timetable on when he will return is unknown at this point.
“I felt good going in," Vick said. "I felt like I did everything that I was supposed to do to reassure myself that I could go out and play. But there’s just nothing like actually being in the moment and having to move and having to react. When I did that, that’s when I pulled it again. I felt the pop.”
We saw Vick try to scramble to the edge on the Eagles' third drive of the game and jog back to the huddle with a noticeable hitch while shaking his head. He tried to play through it, but was completely immobile - he indicated that he wanted to play to help the team.
“As soon as it happened," Vick admitted. "I knew exactly what the feeling was and how my body would react to it. I wanted to keep going, and I was going to stay out there, but Coach [Kelly] didn’t want to put the team in a bad situation, and he didn’t want to put me in a bad situation. It was hurting.”
Vick says this pull doesn't feel as bad as the original one he sustained in week five, but hearing Vick use the word a pop would suggests a serious, long-term injury. We'll know more after he undergoes an MRI on today, but Eagles head coach Chip Kelly didn't sound optimistic about a quick return.
Vick says this pull isn't as bad as his original one, but it certainly puts his status for the Raiders game in serious doubt. With Nick Foles status also uncertain, rookie Matt Barkley may have to start - Barkley has struggled in his two appearances thus far.
Chip Kelly didn't offer any insight on who has the best chance to start on Sunday vs. Oakland.
"I don't know," Kelly explained. "I really don't know right now. It really depends on the full report on Mike and the full report on Nick. But it could look that way."
Speaking of Foles, he has not been cleared to practice yet.