Michael Vick suffers left thumb contusion

Michael Vick injured his throwing hand in the second quarter, but X-rays were negative. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

Updated at 12:14 a.m.

The Eagles suffered a big scare on Thursday when Michael Vick came off the field with a left thumb injury suffered when his throwing hand hit Jason Kelce on the follow-through of a pass in the second quarter of the Eagles' preseason opener.

However, the injury is not a cause for concern. It's a thumb contusion and coach Andy Reid said Vick could have returned late in the game.

"When I first hit it, I heard some pop and I didn't know if it was from my finger or just from the collision," Vick said. "But I list feeling in it for a second. Once I got to the sideline, after about 30 minutes, I started getting the feeling back in my finger." 

Vick immediately winced in pain and was examined by the team's medical staff. He underwent an X-ray, which was negative. In two drives, Vick was 3-of-4 for six yards. He did not look particuarly sharp in his limited opportunities. 

The good news is by the end of the game, Vick was able to grip the football. 

"I should be able to get back to practice on Saturday," Vick said.