November 30, 02012
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick remains sidelined with a concussion and the team’s trainer says it’s not part of a conspiracy to keep the veteran on the sideline.
Coach Andy Reid has said Vick will be the team’s starter when he is medically cleared to return but Vick cannot pass the mandatory tests required for him to get back into the action.
Rick Burkholder said it’s not part of a conspiracy to get young players like Nick Foles on the field in the tail end of a season gone bad. According to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News, Vick has plateaued in his recovery from the concussion. He can run without symptoms but it not all the way there.
Burkholder says that the tests are evaluated by medical professionals in Pittsburgh and not done by the Eagles staff. The plan is for Vick to be tested again on Monday.
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