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Vick participates in walk-through

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Eagles quarterback Mike Vick still hasn’t been cleared to participate in Sunday’s game against the Giants.  He has been cleared, however, to participate in a morning walk-through practice on Wednesday.

Per the Associated Press, trainer Rick Burkholder said that Vick doesn’t have “a whole lot of concussion symptoms.”  Burkholder said that Vick will undergo additional testing, and that he’ll see an independent neurologist in “the next day or two.”

“Just because he doesn’t have symptoms today doesn’t mean he won’t have symptoms tomorrow,” Burkholder said.  “You can’t predict.”

Every Eagles player who has suffered a concussion since the league instituted the current procedures in 2009 has missed at least one game, with the exception of receiver Jason Avant.

In Vick’s case, he wants to play.  And he’s apparently willing to assume the risk of further injury.  But since, as explained on today’s PFT Live, Congress cares more about concussions than the organs contained in the human torso, Vick needs special permission to play, while Tony Romo can return to a game despite having a broken rib and a punctured lung.

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20 Responses to “Vick participates in walk-through”
  1. berniemadoffsides says: Sep 21, 2011 3:51 PM

    He’s playing. We knew this Sunday – he’s playing Week 3. Not news anymore… move on, PFT.

  2. dasportsninja says: Sep 21, 2011 3:55 PM

    Even if he plays this week it’s only a matter of time before he is injured. That O-Line is pathetic! You spen all this money on the Team this year, but you forgot to protect it’s #1 asset!

  3. wyldsoul says: Sep 21, 2011 3:56 PM

    This discussion is moot. The bottom line is Vick needs to be examined by and independent physician and get cleared to pay. Until he receives the independent examination, there is not point in arguing about whether he will play or not.

  4. quiettexan says: Sep 21, 2011 3:58 PM

    what the heck is congress doing involved with vicks concussion?

    seriously i’d like a job playing 300K a year..and let me decide, through an act of congress, whether the qb on my fantasy team is gonna sit or suck it up.

  5. breezy413 says: Sep 21, 2011 4:00 PM

    As and Eagles fan I would love to have Vick against NY but if he cant go at 100% he shouldnt go. They are going to blitz the life out of us, no need to risk further injury if the O Line cant hold up.

  6. favreforever says: Sep 21, 2011 4:06 PM

    Mike had a stumble through.

  7. favreforever says: Sep 21, 2011 4:08 PM

    With Vick’s baseline score, you would pretty much have to sever his head to detect a difference in performance.

  8. tigrrrr says: Sep 21, 2011 4:13 PM

    Vick not only are you a low life sleeze, your an idiot in your decision making!

  9. localbandhero says: Sep 21, 2011 4:14 PM

    Every sports places needs to get off the “Tony Romo” crap. He had some fractured ribs….his lung most likely got punctured after he went back in. I doubt the medical staff said “Oh you’ve got a punctured lung…but hey, if you want to go in go ahead.”

  10. tigrrrr says: Sep 21, 2011 4:15 PM

    I hope you get your bell rung again this week, and the bells sound like howling dogs for the rest of your life!

  11. lbdpatch says: Sep 21, 2011 4:55 PM

    tigrrr you are an idiot.

  12. eaglesblow says: Sep 21, 2011 5:00 PM

    Vick needs special permission to play, while Tony Romo can return to a game despite having a broken rib and a punctured lung.

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    Whine much?

  13. eaglesblow says: Sep 21, 2011 5:02 PM

    Sure, he’s gonna play, and it’s going to be more turnovers and more injuries.

  14. rcg365 says: Sep 21, 2011 5:06 PM

    Tigrrr how can you even imply something like that?

  15. brmorgen82 says: Sep 21, 2011 5:22 PM

    If Vick doesn’t play on Sunday it would be a DISGRACE TO THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA. P.S. Osi is overratednsoft

  16. sdw2001 says: Sep 21, 2011 6:00 PM

    tigrrrr says:
    Sep 21, 2011 4:15 PM
    I hope you get your bell rung again this week, and the bells sound like howling dogs for the rest of your life!
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    Dog fighting comments. Genius.

  17. bringindaheat22 says: Sep 21, 2011 6:21 PM

    Do you mean the shaky offensive line that has only given up 1 sack a game on a forced fumble?

  18. typicaleaglesfan says: Sep 21, 2011 6:23 PM

    Tigrrr fall in a bucket of aids, eaglesblow, romo swallows and I’d bet the farm Eli still has more turnovers than Vick come seasons end.

  19. eaglesblow says: Sep 21, 2011 8:18 PM

    I’ll bet the farm that this Eagles season ends up like every Eagles season for the past 50 years has ended up. With a playoff loss or out of the playoffs altogether.

  20. jimmytwotimes says: Sep 21, 2011 9:12 PM

    Eli also has more SUPER BOWL RINGS !

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