UPDATE: Philadelphia Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder said today that Michael Vick was “just a little bit off” on concussion tests according to Albert Breer of NFL Network. He added that Vick was “absolutely fine” on the plane home.
Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia Daily News reports Michael Vick left Sunday night’s game in the third quarter when blitzing Falcons safety William Moore spun Vick into right tackle Todd Herremans. Vick’s head snapped back like a crash-test dummy. Cameras showed him spitting up blood. He went to the locker room with 1:59 left in the quarter.
Afterward, coach Andy Reid said Vick suffered a concussion. Vick was to fly home with the team, but it appears he will miss Sunday’s home opener against the Giants and that backup Mike Kafka will likely start while Vick recovers.
Vick finished the game with 242 passing yards on 19-28 for two touchdowns and one interception. He also ran the rock six times for 25 yards.
Kafka went 7-9 for 72 yards in relief of Vick.
Also, quarterback Vince Young is still sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Vick wanted back in:
Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports Eagles QB Michael Vick wanted to return to Sunday night’s game against the Falcons after suffering a concussion, but the team refused to allow him to, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Vick was adamant about returning to the field, but once the concussion diagnosis was made, as per NFL protocols, there was no chance the Eagles would let him back on the field.
His status for next week, given the league’s mandates on concussions, seems quite doubtful.