Coach Andy Reid revealed in his press conference this afternoon that Vick actually has a contusion and that the results of the original x-rays were misinterpreted because "of a blood vessel that was sitting over the bone. This, I guess, frequently happens. I'm not obviously a doctor, but that happens at times with x-rays. The blood vessel made it look like it was a fracture."
With that issue clarified, the one about Vick being able to return to the field next Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers remains a bit of a mystery.
Reid not only wouldn't say if Vick would be able to play, but he refused to identify who would replace him if he can't.
"We'll see how [Vick] does over the next couple of days," Reid said. "We've got to get the swelling out.
"… It's not to say he can't play with the swelling, it's just got be where he can bend his hand."
Asked who would start if Vick couldn't, Reid responded: "We'll see."
Vince Young had presumably won the battle over Mike Kafka for that spot with an outstanding performance in the Eagles' final preseason game, but a hamstring injury near the end of that contest shelved him for the first two games.
Although he was healthy enough to practice last week and dress for Sunday's loss to the Giants, it was Kafka who got the call when Vick left the game.