Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael
Vick won't play Sunday against Dallas as he continues to recover from a
concussion and said Friday he just wants to return to the field as soon as he
is medically cleared.
Reports surfaced Friday indicating that Vick may have taken a step back in his
recovery. There was another rumor that said Vick believed he was not being
cleared medically so the Eagles could continue to play rookie Nick Foles
during what has amounted to a disappointing season.
"There's nothing to that," said Eagles coach Andy Reid on Friday. "I've talked
with Michael and Michael is good. I don't know where things get started, but
Michael is fine with it. He understands that everything is in the best
interest of him right now and making sure that hes ready to go."
Vick failed a concussion test earlier this week and was unable to practice in
preparation for Sunday's game. He has not played since a Week 10 game against
Dallas and was listed as out on this week's injury report.
"I want to thank my fans for the thousands of well wishes," said Vick. "I also
appreciate the support of the entire Eagles organization. I feel strong and
healthy. As a professional athlete, I want to play in every game, but the NFL
has a specific protocol to protect players. My focus is to complete this
process successfully, so I can rejoin my team on the field."
Foles has started the last two games for Philadelphia and will make his third
career start for the 3-8 Eagles on Sunday in Dallas. He has completed 59.6
percent of his passes for 542 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions
over two-plus games for Philadelphia, which is in the midst of a seven-game
Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is questionable with a tailbone injury that has
kept him out of practice all week, while center Dallas Reynolds is also
considered questionable as he battles an ankle issue. Running back LeSean
McCoy won't play for a second consecutive game because of a concussion.
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