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Michael Vick's Hand Update; Bruised Not Broken; Status Unclear For Week 4

Michael Vick's hand isn't broken after all. Updating a previous news item earlier today, the Eagles' quarterback has a contusion and deep bruise instead of what was originally diagnosed as a fracture.

During the Eagles game against the Giants, the team gave Vick's hand an X-ray, and the result appeared to be a broken bone. But apparently blood vessels can sometimes make bones look broken.

Right now Vick's hand is swollen, but he will probably miss no more than one week. And there's an outside chance he could play this week. They just need the swelling to go down and for some of the sensitivity (ie pain) to go away before Andy Reid and his staff make a call on whether he can play or not.

It's been a rollercoaster couple of weeks for Vick and the injury report. His status was up in the air last week after he sustained a concussion against the Falcons, but he ended up playing. Don't count Vick out again this week, after it was initially thought he'd miss a month.