When discussing last week the status of Eagles quarterback Mike Vick, who emerged from a loss to the Giants in Week Three with a hand contusion, I suggested that: (1) he’d play against the 49ers in Week Four; and (2) we’d then be talking about whether some new injury would affect him in Week Five.
I was joking, sort of.
Vick said after Sunday’s loss to the Niners, in which he threw for a career-high 416 yards despite presiding over the squandering of a 20-point lead, that at one point during the first half the middle finger on his left (throwing) hand “popped out of place.”
Vick remained in the game.
“I was just determined to finish the game, regardless of how I had to do it,” Vick said, via PhillySportsDaily.com. “And I did it. I wish the outcome could have been a little bit different but it is what it is.”
Though it appears that the injury won’t affect Vick going forward, monitoring Vick’s health has become a weekly endeavor. It seems only a matter of time before he misses time.
This week, the Eagles go to Buffalo. Then, Philly returns to FedEx Field, the site of Vick’s Monday night game for the ages in 2010, to face a Redskins team that has 13 full days to prepare.