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Vick's Right Hand Bruised, Not Broken

Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid said the hand is bruised, not broken, as originally thought

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    Eagles head coach Andy Reid explains why some medical scans inspired fear that Vick's hand injury may have been broken. (Published Monday, Sep 26, 2011)

    Michael Vick's injured right hand is bruised, not broken as originally thought.

    “Michael Vick has a hand contusion, so it’s not a break," Andy Reid said Monday in his noon press conference. "We had a few different shots of his hand yesterday during the game. The early clips showed that there was no break and then the ones that came back while he was on the field showed that there was a potential fracture there. And then today he had the scans and the scans showed that there was no break. What it was was a blood vessel that was sitting over the bone…the blood vessel made it look like it was a fracture.”

    Reid says Vick's non-throwing hand has a lot of swelling and his status for next week's game against San Francisco is uncertain.

    Should the swelling not go down in Vick's hand then he might miss the Eagles game Sunday against the 49ers. If Vick doesn't play then the Eagles have a choice to make between backups Mike Kafka and Vince Young.