Sunday, December 28, 2014

Michael Vick suffered 'pretty significant' concussion, Nick Foles likely to start vs. Redskins

Michael Vick has what coach Andy Reid termed a "pretty significant" concussion. Although Vick has not been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins, it appears like rookie Nick Foles will start his first game.

Michael Vick suffered 'pretty significant' concussion, Nick Foles likely to start vs. Redskins

Eagles rookie quarterback Nick Foles. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
Eagles rookie quarterback Nick Foles. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

Michael Vick has what coach Andy Reid termed a "pretty significant" concussion. Although Vick has not been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins, it appears like rookie Nick Foles will start his first game.

"We'll go through the protocol here, I'll just tell you it was a pretty good one," Reid said. 

Reid believes the concussion happened on Vick's final snap. He said Vick was "a little foggy" on Sunday night.

"He's resting right now," Reid said. "This period, it's very important that he rests."

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Reid said Vick will not practice on Wednesday. Foles will get the first-team snaps, and must work on the silent count in preparing to play in Washington.

"He did a nice job in keeping his eyes down the field when he was under the pressure," Reid said. "There were a couple plays he'd like to have back. I thought he got the ball out on time. He handled the pressure well when it was in his face."

Reid expects to know Vick's status within the next few days.

"What I'm tell you now is it's a significant concussion," Reid said.

**Jason Avant has a hamstring strain and likely won't play this week. Jeremy Maclin has a low back strain, and is "pretty sore" on Monday. There's no word yet for Sunday's game. Mardy Gilyard is making progress, but likely won't play this week. Running back Chris Polk is still sore with a turf toe.

**Danny Watkins might practice and play this week. Lateral cutting is the issue with him right now. If he does return, there's no word on other changes on the offensive line, but Dennis Kelly could slide over to tackle.

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