Michael Vick injures hamstring; Nick Foles takes over for Eagles
Michael Vick made it through the Eagles’ first four games relatively unscathed, but his injury woes popped up again in Philadelphia’s Week 5 trip to New York.
Late in the second quarter, Vick scrambled for a 13-yard gain and then stepped out of bounds. As he did so, he grabbed for his left hamstring and then walked gingerly back to the Philadelphia huddle. Vick stayed on the field for the rest of that drive — which resulted in a field goal — even completing a pair of short passes to LeSean McCoy.
He was in for just one play on Philadelphia’s next possession, though. Nick Foles stepped in for Vick following an incompletion on 1st-and-10. Foles proceeded to march the Eagles 75 yards in less than 90 seconds, setting up an Alex Henery field goal before halftime. The second-stringer finished with 197 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions on 16-of-25 passing in the Eagles’ 36-21 win.
Vick has not played a full regular season since 2006, when he was with Atlanta — and before he served nearly two years in prison. He made it through only 10 games of the Eagles’ awful 2012 season, with Foles stepping in to make six starts down the stretch.
Asked following the win if Vick was still the Eagles’ starting QB if healthy, coach Chip Kelly said that he was. Vick will have an MRI on the injured hamstring Monday morning, according to ProFootballTalk.
Vick was a mere 6-of-14 passing prior to his injury against the Giants, but he did rush for 75 yards on seven attempts.