Vick Still Unable to Practice, Young Likely To Make Third Straight Start Thursday by Matt Lombardo

Michael Vick continues to suffer soreness from his two broken ribs and only threw on the side during Tuesday’s practice. with a short turnaround before the team’s game in Seattle on Thursday it appears that Vince Young will make his third consecutive start at quarterback. 

As the Eagles prepare to board a flight to Seattle tomorrow for Thursday night’s week 13 matchup, it appears likely that they will once again be forced to play without starting quarterback Michael Vick.

Vick, who broke two ribs against Arizona in week 10, did not participate in yesterday’s walk through and only threw on the side during today’s practice.

“He’s still experiencing some pain, especially when he goes to torque to throw the ball or run,” Head Coach Andy Reid explained Tuesday. “We’ll take it day by day.”

Vince Young took the reps with the first team at practice once again and if Vick is unable to play, it appears likely that Young will get his third start in a row. Young finished Sunday’s 38-20 loss against New England 26-48 for 400 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Also on the injury front LeSean McCoy was limited today suffering from swelling in his toe, and Nnamdi Asomugha continues to be limited. Meanwhile, Jeremy Maclin was also out of action still battling soreness stemming from a hamstring injury suffered against the Cardinals.

The Eagles enter Thursday night at 4-7, trailing the Cowboys by three games in the NFC East race.

Matt Lombardo is the Lead Writer for Taking It To The House. Matt is also the  Philadelphia Eagles beat reporter and a host for 97.3 ESPN in Atlantic City, NJ. Matt can be reached on Twitter @MattLombardoPHL or by Email at


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