From the first week of the 2013 NFL regular season, many pundits speculated how long it would be before Michael Vick started missing games for the Philadelphia Eagles with the number of hits he receives in Chip Kelly’s offense. Vick left Sunday’s game before halftime and never returned. Vick was replaced by Nick Foles in the offense after suffering a hamstring injury. Beat writer Howard Eskin speculated on Twitter late last night that Vick could miss as many as two weeks.
The Eagles were up 16-7 when Vick exited. Foles played well in replacement duty completing 16 of 25 for 197 yards and two scores. Foles did not throw an interception. Next up on the radar for the Eagles, the 0-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Eskin reports, “QB Mike Vick likely to get MRI on Monday but I’m told Vick likely out at least next week against Tampa and maybe 2 weeks.”
Fantasy owners should plan accordingly while waiting to hear the results of his MRI this afternoon. Owners with Vick on the roster might want to check who their backup quarterback will face this week. Hopefully smart Vick owners will have drafted a team knowing that Vick has a long injury history. If you don’t have a suitable backup, scan the waiver wires this week. Foles is likely available. Terrelle Pryor could be available, but he has a tough matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. Ryan Fitzpatrick will be playing in Seattle and should not be considered this week.