Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Eagles injury update: Vick likely out, Bunkley's season may not be over

The theme for this Eagles season is injuries, so why wouldn't there be another huge injury update this week? Andy Reid held a press conference today that mostly covered the laundry list of injured players.

Michael Vick doesn't sound likely to play this week against the Falcons, given that he is still feeling sore from his rib injury and he has yet to resume throwing. Reid still refers to Vick as day to day but if he isn't even throwing yet, I don't see how he'll be ready to play this weekend. Expect another start from Kevin Kolb.

In other offensive player news, left tackle Jason Peters will also be out this week as he has surgery on a meniscus tear. This isn't a major operation so he won't be sidelined for a long stretch of time, but I wouldn't count on him back on the field for a week or two. In his place, King Dunlap gets the start at left tackle. While I'm not a huge fan of Peters and his multiple penalties per game, Dunlap still represents a big downgrade at LT.

Also recovering from injuries for the Eagles are LeSean McCoy and Todd Herremans, who are sore but will likely practice tomorrow. The Eagles offense can't afford to be without McCoy, it's MVP. Riley Cooper and Asante Samuel have been cleared to practice and should play this week.

As for other good news, it appears that Brodrick Bunkley won't miss the season as he will attempt to rehab his elbow injury rather than have surgery. That means that practice squad rookie Jeff Owens will have to remain on the practice squad despite rumors circulating that he was going to be added to the roster.

That's a whole lot of injuries. Remind me why the NFL wants to expand to an 18 game season again?

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