Vick's status undetermined for Sunday

Michael Vick is recovering from a concussion he suffered against the Falcons on Sunday....

Michael Vick is recovering from a concussion he suffered against the Falcons on Sunday. (REUTERS/Tami Chappell)

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PHILADELPHIA -- Michael Vick's status for next week's game against the New York Giants is uncertain as he recovers from a concussion suffered during Sunday's contest at Atlanta.

Eagles head trainer Rick Burkholder said Vick will go through the normal protocol this week, including an MRI exam and impact testing, to determine if the star quarterback can play in the Eagles' home opener against the division rival Giants.

"He's resting right now, but last night he was pretty good," said Burkholder on Monday. "He told coach he was fine, he told his teammates he was fine."

Vick was hurt in the third quarter of the 35-31 loss to the Falcons when he was hit by safety William Moore and his helmet struck teammate Todd Herremans.

Burkholder said Monday that Vick underwent tests in the locker room that revealed the concussion, which the trainer indicated was not severe.

"We have a baseline of tests and he was a little bit off," Burkholder stated. "He was close [to being able to return]. We had to make a medical decision... and we made the right decision."

Asked for a timeline this week, Burkholder wouldn't commit to one.

"We're going to go through our protocol," he said adamantly. "We're 13 hours post-injury. It's not fair to Michael. It's not fair to coach. It's not fair to the NFL. It's not fair to anybody.

"I'm not going to tell you [Tuesday] that he's cleared."

Vick had completed 19-of-28 passes for 242 yards with two touchdowns and one interception when he left the contest.

With expected backup Vince Young sidelined by a hamstring injury he suffered in the preseason, third-string quarterback Mike Kafka took over under center Sunday night for the Eagles.

Kafka connected on 7-of-9 throws for 72 yards and had the Eagles in position to win the game in the fourth quarter, but Jeremy Maclin dropped a pass on fourth down that would have given the Eagles a first down deep in Atlanta territory.

Eagles head coach Andy Reid wouldn't commit to a starter for the Giants' game in the event Vick is unable to play, adding that Young is close to being able to return, but did say he has confidence in Kafka.

"He did play well. The last series, he did a beautiful job," Reid said. "I would've never traded Kevin Kolb if I didn't have trust in Mike Kafka."

Reid also said tight end Brent Celek has a lower back strain and indicated that defensive end Juqua Parker has a high ankle sprain.


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