When Eagles quarterback Mike Vick said he heard his hamstring pop on Sunday against the Giants, the presumption became that he was injured worse than he did the first time he strained the hamstring, three Sundays earlier against the Giants.
Per a league source, the second injury actually isn’t as bad as the first one.
Still, it’s clear that Vick was brought back from his initial injury too quickly, making it less likely we’ll see him until he is completely healed.
The question then becomes whether we’ll see Vick at all. With his contract expiring after the season and Vick proving yet again that he can’t be relied upon to play in all 16 games, it’s unlikely Vick will be back in 2014. If he won’t be back in 2014, there’s a point where it makes no sense to play him in 2013.
If the Eagles slide out of contention in the NFC East, the Eagles could decide to see what they have in Nick Foles and Matt Barkley, in order to best determine which (if either) will be on the team next season.