ESPN's Sal Paolantonio offered up an update on the Michael Vick situation during Tuesday's edition of "NFL Live." (H/T to Dan Graziano of our NFC East blog for the catch).
According to Paolantonio, Vick "desperately wants to get back on the practice field as soon as possible -- that means Wednesday morning, when [offensive coordinator] Marty Mornhinweg installs the game plan against the Giants, whose dizzying array of blitz packages gave Vick fits last season. Vick wanted to return to the game on Sunday night, but the team trainers took his helmet and shoulder pads from him." Don't miss out on week 3 NFL Picks.
The league-mandated process for a concussed player returning can take three to five days, and the Eagles may not want to rush the QB, given the possibility of a worsening of his condition. However, Vick's availability for Sunday's game remains possible. NFL Picks will be up soon for week 3.
UPDATE: Late Monday, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid and trainer Rick Burkholder addressed Vick's status, and noted that the decision is now effectively out of the Eagles'
hands talons. As Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News explains, Vick must now undergo a series of tests before returning to practice. If there is any sign that he's still exhibiting concussion symptoms, he will not return.
"The test, that won't lie to us. The test is what it is," Reid noted. "That's what it is, so you go by that. We're not going to fudge anything, if he's injured he's injured and we move on. I know he wants to play." Don't miss out on the UFC Picks action this week and the latest UFC Odds.
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