Fantasy News: Vick Bruised, Not Broken
PHILADELPHIA (AP/CBS) — Michael Vick’s injured right hand is bruised, not broken as originally thought.
Eagles coach Andy Reid said a CT scan Monday showed the star quarterback bruised his hand in Philadelphia’s 29-16 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday. Reid said X-rays taken during the game showed Vick may have a fracture.
“Today, he had a scan and it showed there was no break,” Reid said. “It was a blood vessel sitting above the bone. That happens at times with X-rays. The blood vessel makes it look like it was a fracture. There is still a bunch of swelling. It is sensitive to the touch. The positive is there is not a fracture there.”
It’s uncertain if Vick, who throws left-handed, will play when the Eagles (1-2) host the San Francisco 49ers (2-1) next Sunday.
“We will see how he does over the next couple of days,” Reid said. “We have to get the swelling where it is manageable and he feels comfortable.”
Vick was injured on a hit from Chris Canty after completing a 23-yard pass to Jeremy Maclin in the third quarter. He finished off the series and led the Eagles to a go-ahead field goal.
Vick left for X-rays, but returned without missing a play. He then left the game for good after another series.
The hit from Canty didn’t sit well with Vick. He blasted officials for not calling a roughing-the-passer penalty, and said he wants to be treated like other quarterbacks.
“His best interest is always in my mind, when he’s on the football field, in particular,” Reid said. “I know he’s a marked man. I think it’s important that we all keep a close eye on him.”
Tennessee might be without one of its big stars when wide receiver Kenny Britt limped out of the stadium after a win against Denver wearing a brace over his right knee.
Coach Mike Munchak would not speculate on the seriousness of the injury.
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Britt had little to say as he walked out of the locker room past reporters.
“My status is limping,” Britt said.
Britt came into Sunday’s game leading the AFC with 271 yards receiving. He was hurt just after catching his third pass, his knee buckling as Britt tried to turn upfield.
Munchak said Britt will have tests either Sunday night or Monday to determine the extent of the damage.
The third-year receiver stayed on the ground for a few minutes before being helped to the sideline. He limped heavily, barely able to touch his right foot to the ground. He then was carted off the sideline to the locker room and didn’t return.
New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie left the team’s 34-24 loss at Oakland with a rib injury, had X-rays taken at Eden Medical Center, and returned to New Jersey with the team. Quarterback Mark Sanchez was hit in the face on a play and was going to have X-rays to check if his nose was broken.
Also, New Orleans right tackle Zach Strief (right knee) and center Olin Kreutz (left leg) left the Saints’ 40-33 win over Houston. Coach Sean Payton declined to discuss their injuries.
Carolina cornerback Chris Gamble left the Panthers’ 16-10 win over Jacksonville in the second quarter with an unspecified injury.
Jaguars running back Montell Owens left with a knee injury on a third-quarter kickoff return.
Miami guard Vernon Carey injured his right shoulder in the first quarter of the Dolphins’ 17-16 loss at Cleveland and was scheduled to have tests Monday.
Meanwhile, Browns running back Peyton Hillis was inactive because of strep throat. He was sent home sick with a high fever before practice Friday, came to the stadium Sunday but left a few hours before kickoff against the Dolphins.
Baltimore safety Haruki Nakamura injured his left knee in the first half of the Ravens’ 37-7 rout of St. Louis. Tampa Bay safety Cody Grimm suffered a knee injury in the Buccaneers’ 16-13 win over Atlanta, but there was no announcement on the severity.
San Diego cornerback Quentin Jammer (hamstring) and defensive linemen Jacques Cesaire (knee) and Antonio Garay (head) were hurt in the fourth quarter of the Chargers’ 20-17 win over Kansas City.
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