Vick's status uncertain because of concussion
Sunday, September 18, 2011
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Michael Vick's status for the Eagles' next game is uncertain because of a concussion sustained in Sunday night's 35-31 loss at Atlanta.
Eagles head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder says Vick was "very far along" on the plane ride to Philadelphia, but he wouldn't give a timetable for his return.
Vick told teammates he wanted to get back in the game. But Burkholder says the team "acted on a side of caution" by keeping him out.
Vick must pass several tests and be evaluated by an independent neurologist before he can be cleared to return. The Pro Bowl quarterback had thrown for two touchdowns and the Eagles were winning when he left.
Vick was injured when he was spun around by a defender and slammed into right tackle Todd Herremans.
Coach Andy Reid wouldn't say whether Mike Kafka or Vince Young would start if Vick can't play against the New York Giants in the Eagles' home opener on Sunday. Kafka played well in his NFL debut against the Falcons.