NFL Notebook: Giants' Coughlin looks for injured Vick to play

 

The New York Giants' defensive game plan for the Philadelphia Eagles is going to have a major section on stopping Michael Vick.
As far as head coach Tom Coughlin was concerned Tuesday, Vick, the elusive Eagles quarterback, is going to play, concussion or not.
"I expect Michael Vick will play," Coughlin said on a conference call a day after the Giants (1-1) knocked off the St. Louis Rams 28-16.
Vick was knocked out of Sunday night's game against Atlanta with a third-quarter concussion, forcing Mike Kafka to finish. Philadelphia coach Andy Reid has not said whether Kafka or Vince Young would start if Vick can't.
The banged-up Giants might get a little help this week.
Barring a setback, two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora might return to practice as early as Thursday. He had arthroscopic surgery about two weeks into training camp and has not practiced with the team since the operation.
On the injury front, Giants receiver Mario Manningham was feeling better on Tuesday after missing the second half of Monday night's game with a concussion. He was undergoing the required tests on Tuesday for player who suffers a concussion.
Fellow receiver Domenik Hixon was going to have an MRI on his right knee. The injury was originally called a knee injury, but he said it was a calf injury after the game.

The New York Giants' defensive game plan for the Philadelphia Eagles is going to have a major section on stopping Michael Vick.
As far as head coach Tom Coughlin was concerned Tuesday, Vick, the elusive Eagles quarterback, is going to play, concussion or not.
"I expect Michael Vick will play," Coughlin said on a conference call a day after the Giants (1-1) knocked off the St. Louis Rams 28-16.
Vick was knocked out of Sunday night's game against Atlanta with a third-quarter concussion, forcing Mike Kafka to finish. Philadelphia coach Andy Reid has not said whether Kafka or Vince Young would start if Vick can't.
The banged-up Giants might get a little help this week.
Barring a setback, two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora might return to practice as early as Thursday. He had arthroscopic surgery about two weeks into training camp and has not practiced with the team since the operation.
On the injury front, Giants receiver Mario Manningham was feeling better on Tuesday after missing the second half of Monday night's game with a concussion. He was undergoing the required tests on Tuesday for player who suffers a concussion.
Fellow receiver Domenik Hixon was going to have an MRI on his right knee. The injury was originally called a knee injury, but he said it was a calf injury after the game.

  

 

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