Vick on schedule to play
Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is recovering from his concussion on schedule, and is likely to play Sunday against the Giants.
Because of the day-by-day nature of recovering from a concussion, head coach Andy Reid could not say for certain that Vick, listed as questionable on the team's injury report, will play Sunday.
"If he's okay on game day, then he plays on game day," Reid said during a press conference Friday.
Eagles head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said during the session that Vick performed "very well" on two recent impact tests, which were interpreted by experts in Pittsburgh.
Burkholder said the team is very happy with the results, adding that Vick has been participating in regular weekly activities during the last two days. He practiced Thursday and Friday, went through strength workouts and sat in on meetings with the offensive staff.
"He's been cleared for where he's at right now," Burkholder said.
The team will continue to monitor Vick's progress overnight and during the weekend to see if he develops any symptoms. Burkholder said, barring any setbacks, Vick will not undergo more formal testing.
"We're starting to look to see if he develops any symptoms -- headache, nausea, anything like that," Burkholder added.
Vick was hurt during last Sunday's loss to the Falcons, when his helmet struck teammate Todd Herremans as he was being tackled by safety William Moore.