Vick Probably Will Start for Eagles After Foles Breaks Finger

Michael Vick will probably be the starting quarterback when the Eagles face the New York Giants on Dec. 30, Philadelphia coach Andy Reid said.

Reid said he is “leaning” toward putting Vick back as the National Football League team’s starter after Nick Foles suffered a broken bone in his finger during yesterday’s 27-20 loss to the Washington Redskins.

“Nick will obviously not play,” Reid told reporters, according to the team’s website. Foles’s injury was revealed this morning after an initial X-ray during the game failed to detect a hairline fracture on his right index finger, Reid said.

Vick, 32, hasn’t played since suffering a concussion during a Nov. 11 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. He returned to practice last week. Foles, a 23-year-old rookie who played at the University of Arizona, has been Philadelphia’s starter since Vick was injured.

Philadelphia, at 4-11, has won one of its past 11 games and is in last place in the NFC East division.

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