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Eagles Young Hurts His Hammy

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Vince Young left the Eagles final preseason game with a hamstring injury.

UPDATE: On Friday an MRI revealed that Vince Young had a hamstring and would be day-to-day heading into next Sunday's opener in St. Louis. If he is healthy Young will be the No. 2 QB against the Rams, Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid said.


The hope for any NFL team is to escape the preseason without major injuries.

The Eagles were lucky through the first three games to not have any of their big games go down with an injury. The same couldn’t be said for Game 4 against the Jets.

With starting quarterback Michael Vick in virtual bubble wrap on the sideline, No. 2 QB Vince Young stepped in to lead the Birds on two first-half scoring drives on the way to Philly's 24-14 victory.

But while trying to push home a third TD Young came up lame on a 4th-and-1 pass to Chad Hall. Young appeared to be suffering from some pain while hobbling off the field.

Young was attended to on the sideline before walking off the field on his own power just before halftime.

Early in the third quarter the Eagles announced that Young had suffered a right hamstring injury and wouldn’t be back on the field (not that he would considering he was only expected to play the first half anyhow).

Stay tuned in the coming days to see if Young is healthy enough to backup Vick. Should he not be ready for the opener in 10 days in St. Louis, third-stringer Mike Kafka would step into the No. 2 role.

Luckily Kafka appeared OK after taking a big hit midway through the third. He went 7 of 11 for 76 yards and an interception.

If Young's injury turns out to be something more serious then the Eagles might soon be on the phone to a veteran QB to back up Vick -- Brett Favre?

Still no word if Young plans on tweeting out a photo of his hamstring MRI like fantasy football and Houston Texans star Arian Foster did earlier this week.

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