Monday, November 19, 2012

Vick and McCoy still in processing of concussion recovery


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After Andy Reid said he wasn’t going to quit on the Eagles, he moved on to updating the status of quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy.
Both players are recovering from concussions and both are still at the first stage of the process. Reid said that both players are in Stage 1 of the post-concussion protocol, which means that they haven’t tested at baseline levels. Vick’s been trying to get to that point since getting hurt against the Cowboys in Week 10, although Jeff McLane of thePhiladelphia Inquirer reports that Reid said Vick has been improving and there have been reports that he could play this week.
Reid also said that McCoy has a “bit of a headache” and that the team was considering him day-to-day for the time being. Reid also said that he didn’t regret running McCoy on the play when he got hurt, which came just after the two minute warning with the Eagles trailing 31-6. He also said coaches had to walk a fine line when it came to taking players who want to play out of games and took responsibility for making the call in McCoy’s case.
“It’s my job to weigh that out. If you want to put that on me, I fully take that,” Reid said. ”I also have a pretty good feeling, I think, for my football team.”
That’s a little different than what Reid said on Sunday night about trying to win the game, but the result is the same for the Eagles.

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