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Vick's Hand Not Fractured, Could Play Sunday

After undergoing a CT scan, it was revealed that quarterback Michael Vick only suffered a hand contusion in Sunday's loss to the Giants. Vick injured his right hand, his non-throwing hand, and while there is swelling there is a chance he can play this Sunday against the 49ers.

Vick suffered the injury when he used his hands to protect his head after completing a pass to Jeremy Maclin late in the third quarter. Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty hit Vick and the hand was caught in between the two helmets. Vick was taken to the locker room and early X-rays showed no break. Vick returned for one more series and it was determined from other X-rays taken that there could have been a potential fracture and the quarterback was rested for the remainder of the game.

However, the CT scan showed what looked like a fracture was in fact a blood vessel. When asked if Vick would play this Sunday, head coach Andy Reid said that they want to "get the swelling out of the hand and get him ready to play."

Mike Kafka went in for relief of Vick for the second straight week. Reid did not say who would start against the 49ers if Vick can't play. The issue with Vick's hand is whether enough swelling can get out of the hand so that he can bend his hand to work with it. Needless to say, Reid said that Vick was "relieved" to learn his hand was not fractured.

Reid also updated the other injuries and wide receiver Riley Cooper suffered a concussion. Reid said that he was doing well, but he is day-to-day and must go through the evaluation process. Cornerback Brandon Hughes suffered a hamstring strain. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin also suffered a hamstring strain and needed an MRI which revealed a "little spot" but was "not as bad as we thought," Reid said. Defensive ends Juqua Parker (ankle) and Darryl Tapp (pectoral strain) continue to rehab from their injuries which kept them out of Sunday's game.

After promising that the Eagles "will get better," Reid would not divulge whether he would make any changes to the depth chart saying he was "not going to go there."

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