Michael Vick Injury Update: Coordinator 'Optimistic' Vick Will Play Against New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg called Michael Vick "day-to-day" on Thursday and said he was "optimistic" the quarterback would play Sunday night against the New York Giants.

"Yeah, he's a tough man and I'm always optimistic with him," Mornhinweg said of Vick, who has broken ribs. "He's doing everything possible to get ready for the next game both in the training room as well as in the classroom."

The coordinator wasn't sure Vick would practice Thursday, though.

"This afternoon, I don't know that. Mike is day-to-day, so we'll see how he feels. I talked to him briefly a few minutes ago but it wasn't about that, it was about his preparation," he said.

If Vick doesn't play, Vince Young could earn his first start of the season. Mornhinweg said Young has grown quite a bit since the beginning of the season.

"In leaps and bounds. He came in without any type of offseason at all and with a little bit shorter camp. He's been working hard both on and off the field and in the classroom. [Quarterbacks coach] Doug Pederson has been doing a great job and has great confidence in Vince. I think he'll play well," he said.

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