Monday, September 26, 2011

Vick has contusion, not break; could play Sunday

CT Scan hand image.
The sun came up for Andy Reid in the form of a glowing medical report on Michael Vick.

Reid said a CAT Scan Monday morning showed Vick sustained a right hand contusion, not a break. The scan confirmed what two sets of X-rays did not.
"He still has a bunch of swelling in there that he's got to get out of there," Reid said. "It's sensitive to the touch right now. The positive is it's not a fracture."

Right now Vick's ability to play is tied to the swelling, not pain tolerance according to Reid.

Reid later said Vick "might be ready to play" Sunday against the 49ers if the swelling is significantly reduced.
"It's not to say that he can't play with the swelling," Reid said. "It's just going to be where he can bend his hand."
If Vick cannot play, Reid would choose between Mike Kafka and Vince Young. 

Big Red wasn't going to name one over the other, though. Young is good to go, though, having dressed Sunday after missing the first two games with a strained hamstring.

"I think he's very close to being back physically," Reid said. "Mentally I think he's there."


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