Vick: "I got hit late"
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Vick: "I got hit late"
Michael Vick said that he isn't receiving the calls other quarterbacks in the NFL receive when they get hit. The quarterback broke his right non-throwing hand today in the Eagles' 29-16 loss to the New York Giants.
Vick stayed in the game briefly, left for an X-ray and then returned. A first X-ray was negative, the Eagles said, and Vick went back into the game. However, after a second X-ray showed a hairline fracture, Vick was pulled. He's availability for next week is in question.
It was the second straight week that Vick did not complete a game he started. Last week against the Falcons he suffered a concussion.
Today's injury occurred late in the third quarter after Vick completed a 23-yard pass to receiver Jeremy Maclin. He was hit by Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty on the throw.
"After such a great play I felt like I got hit late," Vick said. "There's no flag. Broke my hand. That's it."
Vick was asked how exactly he broke his hand.
"It really don't matter where it was at," Vick said. "I was trying to protect myself. Still didn't get a flag. That's pretty much the story for the last three weeks. Obviously, at some point something catastrophic is going to happen and I broke my hand.
"Not to blame the refs or say it was their fault. It's just one of those unfortunate situations. I just think more precaution should be taken when I'm inside the pocket. If you look at all the replays I'm on the ground every time. It's unfortunate for myself, it's unfortunate for my team and I'll be lying if I said I wasn't frustrated right now because of that."
Asked if he thought he wasn't getting calls that other quarterbacks get Vick said, "Absolutely."
"You all see it. There's no reason for me to go into a big disseration about why I'm not getting the calls," Vick said. "The refs -- they got to do their jobs, as well. I even mentioned it in training camp to the refs when we had our little meeting."
Vick was asked if he thought he could play next week when the Eagles host the 49ers.
"I don't know," he said. "I don't know if I'm going to be able to play next week. I don't know anything right now except my hand is broken and we got to figure out what's the next move."