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Philadelphia Eagles Injury Update Week 17 New York Giants

December 29th, 2012 at 11:49 AM
By Robert Blechen

'maclin crop.jpg' photo (c) 2009, RBrown23 - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/The Philadelphia Eagles have been crippled by injuries all season long and the season finale against the New York Giants will be no different.  Rookie quarterback Nick Foles will miss the game with a broken hand.  Michael Vick will get the start in what may be the most important game for Vick as an Eagle.  His status as a starting quarterback in the NFL will be in jeopardy this offseason.  It seems to be a foregone conclusion that Vick will not be back with the birds next season, so this is his audition for any possible suitors in 2013.  Defensive rookie standouts Fletcher Cox and Mychal Kendricks will both miss the game after suffering concussions last week.  They are still in phase 2 of the imPACT concussion test that we are becoming all too familiar with.  

Backup tight end Evan Moore is doubtful for the game with a back injury.  Moore has not practiced all week.  The Eagles will be limited at tight end as Clay Harbor is already on IR, leaving them with only Brent Celek.  Rookie running back Chris Polk is listed as questionable with a toe injury.  Polk has practiced this week and looks like he will play.  

On a positive note wide out Jeremy Maclin appears to be probable for the game.  He has been nursing a knee injury and missed half of the practices this week.  With DeSean Jackson already on IR from a rib injury, it will be up to Maclin to lead the receivers.

Kickoff tomorrow is at 1:00pm EST in East Rutherford, NJ.  Currently it is snowing in the northeast, but it should cease by game time tomorrow.

Tags: Brent Celek, DeSean Jackson, Evan Moore, Fletcher Cox, Football, Jeremy Maclin, Michael Vick, New York Giants, NFL, Nick Foles, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Eagles

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