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Eagles QB Vick vents about lack of calls after breaking hand

  • By Dan Hanzus NFL.com
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Michael Vick keeps taking a beating, and he's not happy about it.

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback suffered a broken right hand during Sunday's 29-16 loss to the New York Giants and afterward vented about what he believes is unfair treatment by game officials.

"That's pretty much been the story for the last three weeks," said a clearly perturbed Vick, who had his non-throwing hand heavily wrapped. "At some point, something catastrophic is going to happen, and I broke my hand."

Vick was injured during the third quarter when he was hit by Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty following a 23-yard pass to Jeremy Maclin.

"I felt I got hit late. No flag," Vick said, according to The Associated Press.

Eagles coach Andy Reid said Vick would have a CT scan Monday, but the quarterback doesn't know if he'll be able to play next week against the San Francisco 49ers.

What Vick does know is that he doesn't receives the same treatment as other NFL quarterbacks.

"I think more precautions should be taken when I'm inside the pocket," Vick said. "You look at all the replays, I'm on the ground every time. It's unfortunate for myself, it's unfortunate for my team, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't frustrated right now because of that."

Vick said he's doing all he can to stay on the field and wondered if he needs to do something else to achieve that goal.

"I am conscious of my safety, and I want to play this game and protect myself at all times even though sometimes I can't," he said. "I trust in my offensive lineman ... I guess I got to do more. There's something I'm not doing right maybe. I just got to keep pressing."

Vick said he wasn't complaining about not getting calls Sunday, but rather commenting on a season-long trend that is unfair to him.

"I don't know why I don't get the 15-yard flags like everybody else do," he said. "Hey, I'm not going to complain about it. I just want to make everyone aware of it."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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