Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid said Monday that Michael Vick’s hand is not broken, as the team said it was Sunday, and the quarterback is day to day.
Reid said at his news conference Monday that a CT scan revealed that Vick has a contusion that is causing his non-throwing hand to be swollen and sensitive to the touch. X-rays taken during the game had showed that Vick’s hand might have been fractured.
The Eagles (1-2) host the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Reid said Vick’s status for the game is uncertain and that he would be evaluated during the week.
Vick was knocked out of Sunday’s game vs. the New York Giants — a 29-16 loss — on a hard shot in the third quarter by Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty after the quarterback completed a 23-yard pass to Jeremy Maclin.
“I was trying to protect myself,” Vick said Sunday, referrring to Canty’s hit. “Still didn’t get a flag and that’s pretty much been the story for the last three weeks. I mean, obviously at some point something catastrophic is going to happen and I broke my hand.”
It appeared on replays that Canty hit Vick in the face mask with his helmet. Vick, who throws with his left hand, sat on the ground, lifted his helmet off slightly before getting helped up by a teammate and an official.
“Looking at the replays, I’m on the ground every time, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t frustrated,” Vick said. “The refs have got to do their jobs. And I mentioned it to the refs in training camp when I talked to them. I’m on the ground constantly, all the time. Every time I throw the ball, I’m on the ground. And I don’t know why I don’t get the 15-yard flags like everybody else does.”
It was the second straight week Vick was forced to leave a game due to an injury. The previous week he left a loss to the Atlanta Falcons with a concussion.