Philadelphia Eagles & Indianapolis Colts Week 9 Injury Update: Vick, Jackson, & More
The Philadelphia Eagles will start quarterback Michael Vick for the first time since he sustained a rib injury on October 3rd. Vick claims to be 100 percent recovered from his rib injury.
All-Pro wide receiver DeSean Jackson will play after missing the last game against the Tennessee Titans. Jackson sustained a nasty concussion in the win versus Atlanta. He will play tomorrow barring a setback, says head coach Andy Reid. Jackson is also wearing a new type of helmet designed to prevent concussions.
Left tackle Jason Peters will return to the starting lineup after undergoing arthoscopic knee surgery on October 14th, which is perfect because King Dunlap (knee) wouldn’t be able to play anyway.
Defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley will play this week, despite an elbow injury. However, Antonio Dixon will get the start.
Ellis Hobbs (hip) won’t play Sunday. He lost his starting job after making Titans’ receiver Kenny Britt look like Jerry Rice on steroids, and wouldn’t have been on the field much anyway.
For the Indianapolis Colts, running backs Joseph Addai and Mike Hart won’t play. Neither practiced all week. Donald Brown is also banged up, meaning Javarris James (3 carries, 4 yards in his career) will receive playing time. Andre Brown (2 carries, -1 yards in his career) was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster yesterday.
Wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez was just placed on IR with an injury to his posterior cruciate ligament. Receiver Austin Collie (hand) was officially listed as questionable.
Tight end Dallas Clark is out for the season, and backup tight end Brody Eldridge (rib) may not play. Jacob Tamme (6 catches, 62 yards, 1 touchdown last week) will likely start at tight end.
Defensive tackle Antonio Johnson (knee), linebacker Clint Session (elbow), cornerback Justin Tyron (foot), cornerback Jerraud Powers (foot), and safety Bob Sanders (triceps) are all out for tomorrow’s game.