It turns out that we haven't seen the last of Michael Vick yet. Andy Reid announced today that an MRI this morning revealed a hairline fracture in Nick Foles' 2nd metacarpal. The injury will keep him out of the finale next Sunday against the Giants.
While Reid didn't fully commit to Vick as the starter, he says that's the most likely scenario.
"Yeah, there's a pretty good chance that Michael will be the starter," Reid said. "That's what I'm looking at right now. That's the direction I'm going as we speak right now."
"He's had a couple weeks of practice. I thought the first week he was a little bit rusty out there. This past week I thought he threw it around well. He feels good and I think he deserves that opportunity to play. He's excited about it and I've had a chance to talk to him this morning. He'll be ready to go."
Foles actually sustained the injury just prior to halftime, meaning he played the entire second half with a broken hand. Reid was asked whether that might have affected his accuracy on some throws?
"His hand was sore. But at the same time he played well that second half, made some nice throws, and that could have affected it. I know at one point he was having a tough time squeezing the ball when we went into halftime. He was having a hard time squeezing and then when he warmed up [he] started feeling like he had more control. But I'm sure that affected it. He's a pretty tough kid. Obviously by going through this he's a tough kid and never said a word about it. I'm sure he wouldn't say anything to you guys, just like he wouldn't say it to me. He pushed himself through and did a good job with that part."
As for other injuries, rookies Fletcher Cox & Mychal Kendricks both suffered concussions in the game so it's likely they also won't be available for the final.