Reid: Vick has hand contusion

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (C) sits with a hand injury between Eagles receivers...

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (C) sits with a hand injury between Eagles receivers Jeremy Maclin (18) and DeSean Jackson (R) in Philadelphia, September 25, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

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PHILADELPHIA - Michael Vick was thought to have a broken right hand, but Eagles head coach Andy Reid said on Monday that his star quarterback only has a contusion on his non-throwing hand.

Vick was knocked out of Sunday's loss to the Giants after taking several hits.

He had a CT scan on Monday that showed there was no fracture after conflicting tests on Sunday appeared to reveal a break.

"We had a few different shots taken of his hand yesterday during the game," Reid said. "The early clips showed that there was no break. The ones that came back when he was on the field showed that there was a potential fracture there. Today he had a scan and it showed there was no break."

The original X-rays appeared to show a fracture because a blood vessel was sitting above the bone.

"It was a blood vessel sitting above the bone. That happens at times with X- rays," Reid added. "The blood vessel makes it look like it was a fracture. There is still a bunch of swelling. It is sensitive to the touch. The positive is there is not a fracture there."

Vick, who suffered a concussion against the Falcons in Week 2, suffered several hits in a bruising first half against the Giants, including one from Rocky Bernard that slammed his helmet on the turf. Vick hurt his hand on a hard hit by Chris Canty in the third quarter.

Vick's status for next week's game against the 49ers depends on the swelling in his hand.

Reid said the swelling in Vick's hand on Monday was the same as it was following the game.

The Giants scored 15 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and won, 29-16.

Following Sunday's loss, Vick voiced his frustration about the officials not protecting him.

"That's pretty much been the story for the last three weeks. Obviously at some point, something catastrophic is going to happen. ... Not to blame the refs or say it's their fault. It's just one of those situations," said Vick.

"I just think more precaution should be taken when I'm inside the pocket. You look at all the replays, I'm on the ground every time. It's unfortunate for myself, it's unfortunate for my team, and I'd be lying if I sat here and said I wasn't frustrated right now because of that."

Vick returned to the game after getting X-rays, but was taken out a short time later and replaced by Mike Kafka for the second week in a row.

Kafka came in with 8:07 remaining in the game and threw an interception on a deep pass down the right sideline. The Giants turned the pick into their second touchdown of the fourth quarter.

Vick ended 16-of-23 for 176 yards and an interception. He also fumbled three times, but the Eagles recovered each one.

In other Eagles injury news, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has a hamstring strain and fellow wideout Riley Cooper has a concussion.


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