Report: Michael Vick likely to start Sunday

Michael Vick could quickly go from being projected to miss three to four games to missing none at all.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports this afternoon that Vick is “likely to play” Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles host the San Francisco 49ers at Lincoln Financial Field. Vick suffered what was called a fracture to his right, non-throwing hand. Since, it’s been diagnosed as a deep bone bruise.

The report cites two sources and if the swelling in the hand decreases, Vick should be good to go in a game the Eagles need to win after dropping their last two games to fall to 1-2.

In the event Vick cannot play, the Eagles will have to choose between Mike Kafka, who replaced him last Sunday in the loss to the New York Giants, or Vince Young. The Eagles have listed Young as No. 2 on the depth chart but he has had a hamstring pull and coach Andy Reid went to Kafka instead.

If things go right, it won’t matter for the Eagles who the backup is this week. But at the rate Vick is being banged up, they better remain ready.

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