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Michael Vick still not cleared to return from concussion


Eagles coach Andy Reid can start quarterback Nick Foles for at least another game without officially demoting Michael Vick.

That’s because the Eagles confirmed today that Vick still hasn’t been medically cleared to return from the concussion he suffered on November 11 against the Cowboys. That means Foles is slated to start his third straight game when the Eagles rematch the Cowboys on Sunday night.

The Eagles previously said Vick was making good progress and seemed to be on course to get cleared for return this week, but now the Eagles are saying Vick still hasn’t reached his baseline level on the cognitive test every player must pass before returning from a concussion.

Realistically, the Eagles are probably perfectly happy to have Vick sit out the rest of the season, because he probably won’t be back next year anyway, and it makes sense to give the team a chance to see what Foles can do. So at a time when concerns are being raised around the NFL about players being rushed back onto the field after suffering concussions, the Eagles will gladly give Vick all the time he needs — perhaps the rest of the season.

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12 Responses to “Michael Vick still not cleared to return from concussion”
  1. elmaxoh says: Nov 29, 2012 10:09 AM

    I hope he doesn’t go back on the field this year it will kill him , the Eagles offense is nothing without DeSean , McCoy , a O-line.

  2. gunndlewittlebaum says: Nov 29, 2012 10:19 AM


  3. dabears212 says: Nov 29, 2012 10:19 AM

    Even if he is okay, he probably won’t play. He’s on his way out after this season and his career is probably over.

  4. jianningwu says: Nov 29, 2012 10:25 AM

    Given Vick’s history of concussions, the more you get the easier they are to get (ask Troy Aikman). It would be completely insane for him to try and play again this year behind this o-line.

    If he actually got his latest on the same play on which it was blamed? He should be careful getting into the car, out of the shower, etc. because it was not that severe of a hit (compared to the vicious shots he’s taken in his career, particularly this year and last)

  5. tombradyswig says: Nov 29, 2012 10:34 AM

    Turn in your jersey while you’re at it Mike! Your days of wearing midnight green are OVER!!
    Good luck next year in Buffalo or Jacksonville!

  6. jamesbarnes says: Nov 29, 2012 10:59 AM

    Vick is still struggling to crawl out of the fog of “stupid” and get to his baseline level of “dumb”.

  7. Cereal says: Nov 29, 2012 11:41 AM

    Somethng tells me he would be “cleared” to play if Philly was still in the chase

  8. dryzzt23 says: Nov 29, 2012 2:44 PM

    His union will advise him to play so he can get more bonus money, then after he suffers more concussions, they will tell him it is all the NFL’s fault and that he should sue the NFL.

  9. electionconfidential says: Nov 29, 2012 2:44 PM

    They never actually say whether he’s even taken the test, just that he hasn’t passed it. Could be that they don’t want him to pass it right now.

    In any case I hope Vick will be okay. This is a long time to be out from a concussion. Sounds like there might be some serious damage.

  10. tigrrrr says: Nov 29, 2012 3:02 PM


  11. joetoronto says: Nov 29, 2012 4:58 PM

    He won’t be back, he quit weeks ago.

  12. tweek345 says: Nov 29, 2012 11:03 PM

    At least Foles is getting plenty of practice for next season

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