Vick looks to start for NFL Eagles after Foles breaks hand
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AFP) –
Michael Vick is expected to start again for the Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday’s NFL season finale after the team said Monday that quarterback Nick Foles has suffered a broken right hand.
Foles, who became a starter after Vick suffered a concussion seven weeks ago in a loss to Dallas, was hurt during the first half of last Sunday’s loss to the Washington Redskins.
“Nick will obviously not play this week,” Eagles coach Andy Reid said. “This was something that showed up on the MRI this morning. It wasn’t present on the X-ray.”
Foles threw for 1,699 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions over seven games and to replace him, the Eagles will activate Vick for Sunday’s season-ending game against the reigning Super Bowl champion New York Giants.
“There’s a pretty good chance Michael will be the starter,” Reid said.
Vick, 32, was an NFL superstar with the Atlanta Falcons for six seasons before being sent to prison for his role in a dogfight gambling ring. He missed the 2007 and 2008 seasons before returning with the Eagles in 2009.
Vick, a possible free agent after the season, has completed 185-of-316 passes for 2,165 yards, 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions in nine games this season. He has also run for 307 yards and a touchdown.
The Eagles, 4-11, went 1-6 after Vick’s injury and have dropped 10 of their past 11 games, prompting reports that Reid’s job is in jeopardy.