Vick will undergo concussion tests

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 2:23 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Eagles QB Michael Vick suffered a concussion during the team's Week Two loss to the Falcons and will be treated this week, making his availability next Sunday an unknown.

Team athletic trainer Rick Burkholder met the media on Monday and said that the Eagles have been administering tests for the head injury since it happened. Vick met with Burkholder and head coach Andy Reid following the game, and will follow the league's concussion policy over the next week. That includes seeing an independent neurologist, undergoing an MRI and having a head impact test.

As for when the QB would return to the team, Burkholder said that is unknown.

"I can't give you time frame on this," the trainer said. "That's foolish on our part medically to put time frame out there. Everybody wants to know time frame, everybody wants to know whether Mike's going to play, everybody wants to know whether Mike's going to practice. We're going to go through out protocol and when Mike's ready to practice, I'm going to turn him over to coach and he's going to make a decision whether he's ready to play, had reps, all that kind of stuff."

Vick also cut his tongue when he bit down on it following a hit, which caused his mouth to bleed.

If Vick is unable to play in Week Three against the Giants, it is expected that second-year pro Mike Kafka will start for the Eagles.