Chip Kelly reassures star quarterback will continue to start this season.
Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly said there are no changes in the wings after his his side defeated the New York Giants in week five of the NFL season.
Despite having to play more than half of the game without number one quarterback Michael Vick, who left the field in the second quarter with a hamstring injury, the Eagles got the job done.
Much of that was down to the coolness under pressure of back-up playcaller Nick Foles, who stepped in and helped steer his side to their second win of the season.
Vick will have an MRI scan on the injury today, and if he is passed fit to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in weeks six, he will get the starting job over Foles.
“I’m just running by myself, just running out of bounds,” Vick said of when the injury occurred. “I tried to slow down. I think I just took the wrong step.”
“It’s frustrating, I never question why things happen, I never question God. It’s a little sore. I’ve been standing up the last two hours. I need to get treatment. I’ve had this type of injury before.”
Vick finished with seven carries for 79 yards. He wasn’t as successful in the passing game, completing just 6 of 14 for 104 yards.
Foles completed 16-of-25 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns. He was sacked just once, and his passer rating was 114.9.