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Andy Reid says Michael Vick, Nnamdi Asomugha are okay

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After all the concern about the toll all the hits Michael Vick has taken could have on the quarterback’s physical condition, there would be something quite ironic about him suffering a serious injury on a play that saw him go to the turf instead of trying to extend a play.

While Vick did bang up his knee a little bit while sliding down on the Eagles’ final offensive play of their 19-17 win over the Giants, he has avoided serious injury. Coach Andy Reid said at his Monday press conference that Vick suffered a knee contusion on that play, but that he expects Vick to be fine and that he’s “up and moving” well on Monday. Reid said he expects Vick to practice Wednesday.

Reid also gave an update on the condition of cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, whose status for the game was left in a confused state when the team said he’d be going to the hospital after getting poked in the eye by Giants wide receiver Ramses Barden only to return to the game a few minutes later. Asomugha never actually went to the hospital and finished the game on the field, which suggested things were okay with his eye and Reid offered confirmation of that on Monday.

“Yeah, Nnamdi’s okay. He finished the game okay and he’s okay today. We were lucky we had a specialist right there, so we were able to take care of that,” Reid said in comments distributed by the team. “They gave him drops to put in there last night afterwards and he’ll be reevaluated against tomorrow. It takes about 24 hours for the drops.”

Reid also said that he expects left tackle King Dunlap to return to practice this week. Dunlap has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, leaving Demetress Bell to receive less than stellar reviews for his work as a fill-in.

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22 Responses to “Andy Reid says Michael Vick, Nnamdi Asomugha are okay”
  1. daburgher says: Oct 1, 2012 3:05 PM

    Andy, keep on giving the ball to shady.. he’s your best player!

  2. icdogg says: Oct 1, 2012 3:08 PM

    I never thought I’d be so anxious to see King Dunlap return from injury.

    Although he did make Antrel Rolle fall flat on his face when Rolle tripped over his leg just as it looked like he was going to get a big hit on Vick.

  3. chrisvegas says: Oct 1, 2012 3:12 PM

    Everyone says Vick is injury prone, I don’t think that is the case. I think he just takes more of a beating then most QBs. He has been hit more then any QB this season, so that has to account for something. Personally I think alot of QBs would get hurt taking the hits that Vick does. I noticed RG3 has been taking the same kind of vicious hits.

  4. cardiovascularendurance says: Oct 1, 2012 3:27 PM

    chrisvegas- Exactly. Vick would be far less “injury prone” if he would get the ball out significantly faster.

  5. stlsteelerfan says: Oct 1, 2012 3:32 PM

    This is the same guy who sent Vick in after a concussion, claiming he had grass in his eye (despite the fact he wears a visor). Of course he’s going to play Vick; Vick would have to lose his left arm before Reid would say he shouldn’t play.

  6. lowellrikert71 says: Oct 1, 2012 3:36 PM

    Eagles are good

  7. tigrrrr says: Oct 1, 2012 3:43 PM

    Eagles are done… they won their superbowl last night!

  8. tonystrong says: Oct 1, 2012 4:12 PM

    I think last night was a big step in the right direction for Philly. Aside from their red zone efficiency being a problem, the defense was strong, running game was solid, and the offensive line held it together against a tough pass rush. I think Philly has a lot to build on after this game. If they can keep Vick on his feet, they’re certainly a contender. Especially considering that a lot of the teams currently off to a good start have a lot of question marks of their own!

  9. autoriot says: Oct 1, 2012 4:33 PM

    Every time I see someone take a shot at Demetress Bell and his performance, I ask myself; why the hell did we sign this guy? How did this guy get any contract, especially that big, to just be a back up, and a poor one at that? Terrible.

  10. cooklynn17 says: Oct 1, 2012 4:46 PM

    thats too bad…

  11. narfmoo12 says: Oct 1, 2012 5:13 PM

    stlsteelerfan says: Oct 1, 2012 3:32 PM

    This is the same guy who sent Vick in after a concussion, claiming he had grass in his eye (despite the fact he wears a visor). Of course he’s going to play Vick; Vick would have to lose his left arm before Reid would say he shouldn’t play.

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    Yeah because the visor is air tight and grass can’t get into his eye through the facemask?

  12. narfmoo12 says: Oct 1, 2012 5:16 PM

    autoriot says: Oct 1, 2012 4:33 PM

    Every time I see someone take a shot at Demetress Bell and his performance, I ask myself; why the hell did we sign this guy? How did this guy get any contract, especially that big, to just be a back up, and a poor one at that? Terrible.

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    A one-year deal with a lot of fake money that he’ll never see?

  13. shlort says: Oct 1, 2012 5:27 PM

    The Eagles are 3 opponents field goals from being 0-4. It is easier to lose a game by a point or two, than it is to win them.

    The Eagles either played decent last night, or the Giants are playing bad. Either way, the Eagles have a long row to hoe. I wouldnt go booking my SB trip just yet.

  14. rugdaniels says: Oct 1, 2012 5:38 PM

    shlort says:
    Oct 1, 2012 5:27 PM

    The Eagles either played decent last night, or the Giants are playing bad. Either way, the Eagles have a long row to hoe. I wouldnt go booking my SB trip just yet.

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    The Eagles have won the September Super Bowl 8 seasons running….

  15. laeaglefan says: Oct 1, 2012 5:42 PM

    If the Eagles have proved one thing this year so far, its that if they can keep the game close, they have a chance to win it. Last year it was the opposite….If the opponent could keep the game close, “they” had a good chance to win it.

  16. chrisvegas says: Oct 1, 2012 6:12 PM

    @shlort – So what if they Eagles win games close? A win is a win!!!! Any fan would take a close win over a loss. Normally when a team wins a game close it is because their defense kept them in the game, and afterall defense wins come playoffs. So the close game arguement is garbage. The Patriots won 3 superbowls by a fieldgoal, but they STILL WON 3 SUPERBOWLS! If anything one needs to see the fact that the Eagles have not played a game yet where they played to their potential, yet they are still winning which is scary for everyone else in the NFL if this team ever gets it going on all cylinders.

  17. lajmahal says: Oct 1, 2012 6:22 PM

    As an Eagles fan, I really don’t know what to expect.

    First off, as a whole the Giants are not that great. The Giants are only as good as Eli is, as was shown last year when they went 9-7 in the regular season with a -2 point differential. In the playoffs, they played a young ATL team at home, a GB team that had its OC lose his son a few days before the game, a SF team they matched up well against (while the Saints would have probably crushed them), and a Gronk-less NE team.

    With a solid game day coaching staff, and a great QB, any team can get hot and win the SB. Hell the year GB won they had to win 7 or 8 in a row to do it.

    Although Vick is good, and fun to watch, he hasn’t been elite. Two home wins vs the Ravens and Giants are nice, but neither was at all convincing.

  18. eaglesnoles05 says: Oct 1, 2012 6:26 PM

    Whatever… all I gotta say is my hard-on hit my chin when i FINALLY saw some I-formation out of this team. They HAVE TO keep that in.

  19. bobonmycob says: Oct 1, 2012 6:32 PM

    Despite all the haters and doubters the Eagles are 3-1, in front of the division, and we dont plan on stopping anytime soon. E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!!

  20. richndc says: Oct 1, 2012 7:04 PM

    Lets talk again about how amazing Vick and the Eagles are after Thanksgiving. We will see who’s who by then. I dont think she will still be playing at that point.

  21. mancave001 says: Oct 1, 2012 7:16 PM

    shlort says:

    The Eagles are 3 opponents field goals from being 0-4. It is easier to lose a game by a point or two, than it is to win them.

    The Eagles either played decent last night, or the Giants are playing bad. Either way, the Eagles have a long row to hoe. I wouldnt go booking my SB trip just yet.
    ===========================

    Whatever. And the Saints are a few more gifted calls from being undefeated. The point is it comes down to wins and losses. And remember, these aren’t paper tiger opponents. The Giants, Cards and Ravens are all very good teams. Only the Browns weren’t considered a “real” opponent, and their defense is much better than people think.

    No one in Philly is thinking SB yet. But the Eagles played better than “decent” last night.

  22. randallflagg52 says: Oct 1, 2012 7:38 PM

    Michael Vick may be healthy but he’s not OK. Dude is still a terrible QB and an even worse human being. Good luck winning in the post season with Ron Mexico.

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