Eagles QB Michael Vick to go full speed and see if he can start

10/25/13 in NFL   |   JamesSmith23   |   1413 respect

Blog Photo - Eagles QB Michael Vick to go full speed and see if he can startYet one more day and the status of Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Michael Vick is unconfirmed whether he will start the game against New York Giants on Sunday or not.

Vick did not give any statements about starting or not starting the game and still wants to take some time to determine if his hamstring is good enough to return in form.

“Just want to take one more day to see how it feels,” the quarterback said. “[Today] is a run day for us, so I’ll give it a go then.”

The last test that he has to clear to determine that he is fit enough to return is to run full speed, which he will do today. If he fails the test, he will be replaced by Matt Barkley. Vick is happy with Barkley and said that they had understanding.

Eagles coach Chip Kelly said that he was content with the choice as well.

“Just putting a game plan in ... right now it’s Mike and Matt, getting them comfortable with what we’re doing, and then we’ll see where Mike is,” Kelly said. “Mike had a good day [Wednesday] running around, but again, it’s how do you respond the next day.”

Vick sustained the hamstring injury three weeks ago when the Eagles faced the Giants. During the second quarter Vick ran out of bound and then returned limping. The Eagles won the match 36-21. The Giants played man defence that day and Vick expects them to repeat that style.

“I expect them to play man again. Our game plan is predicated on them playing man coverage,” Vick said.

Instead of Vick, Nick Foles has been starting the position and has been practicing at the facility but will still have to undergo the imPACT test, which will be the main test to determine if he has recovered sufficiently from concussion to hit the field again. Still, his status for the Sunday game is improbable.

“He’s got to go through a protocol ... but he’s back, was at our morning session today, and then did some conditioning stuff with our trainers,” the coach said. “Until he can get fully cleared, we can’t get him out on the practice field.”

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