Smart money’s on Michael Vick playing Sunday against the hated Giants. Any takers?
Although Vick will first have to pass his concussion tests before being officially cleared, the Eagles believe he should be able to suit up Sunday and see action against the division rival Giants in the team’s hope opener, an Eagles source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.
On Monday, head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder wouldn’t give a timetable for the electrifying former Virgina Tech legend’s return.
“That’s foolish on our part medically to put time frame out there,” Burkholder said Monday. “Everybody wants to know a time frame, everybody wants to know whether Mike’s going to play, everybody wants to know whether Mike’s going to practice. We’re going to go through our protocol and when Mike’s ready to practice, I’m going to turn him over to coach and he’s going to make a decision whether he’s ready to play, had reps, all that kind of stuff.”
Surely, the club is taking the right, cautious approach concerning their star signal caller. It’s an approach that will not backfire, unless, he doesn’t play and the team loses to their NFC East foe on Sunday.