Foles likely to continue to deputise in his absence.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has revealed that he still isn’t comfortable with his hamstring, and it will require further rehab work.
While the 33-year-old didn’t go as far as to rule himself out of Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, he did sound resigned to the fact that his hamstring isn’t where he wants it to be.
Nick Foles deputised during last weekend’s 31-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which inevitably led to questions in the media over which quarterback gives coach Chip Kelly the best chance at winning.
However, Vick was defiant on Tuesday and insisted that despite the injury being a significant setback for him personally given his style, he is keen to recover fully and get back on the field.
“I feel it getting better,” Vick said according to ESPN.
“It’s just when I try to burst, that knot is still there. I think another week of rehab can put me in position where I can start gaining some confidence in it and doing things I normally do. … It can be re-aggravated quickly. Because mine is up so high, and the way I run, I’ve got to take precautions. I can’t overdo it. If I do, it can be another two to three weeks.”
Vick revealed that he understands what he did differently during the game against the New York Giants where he suffered the injury, and will be focused on not repeating that same mistake again moving forward.
However, with his legs being such a major aspect of his game he is keen to avoid rushing back in his efforts to get back to full strength.
Meanwhile, Foles told reporters that he will prepare for this weekend like another game, but he will be fully aware of the opportunity that has been presented to him in his bid to become recognised as a potential starter for the Eagles.