Vick: 100 percent chance that I play Sunday
Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick seems pretty confident that he will be able to take the field Sunday against the 49ers.
"I think there's a 100 percent chance that I'll be out there this weekend," said Vick, who suffered a hand contusion during last Sunday's loss to the Giants.
"I just want to be there for my teammates and hold myself accountable for my responsibilities and what I have to do as a quarterback. Regardless of what I have to go through, I just want to be out there."
Vick took part in Wednesday morning's walk-through session and fully participated in practice.
Vick, who suffered a concussion against the Falcons in Week 2, suffered several hits in a bruising first half against New York, including one from Rocky Bernard that slammed his helmet on the turf. Vick hurt his hand on a hard hit by Chris Canty in the third quarter.
X-rays during the game showed a fracture, but a CT scan on Monday showed their was no break. A blood vessel sitting above the bone caused for the confusion.
Vick said that there is still significant pain in his swollen right hand.
"The most important thing this week will be to protect the ball," Vick said. "The good thing is I don't run with the ball in my right hand ... I just have to take care of the football. Even if I have two hands that are 100 percent, you still can't turn the ball over."
In other news, rookie linebacker Casey Matthews has been benched. Brian Rolle told reporters on Wednesday that he will be inserted into the starting lineup this Sunday as the new weakside linebacker.