Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said on Friday he has recovered from a mild concussion and will play in their home opener against the New York Giants this weekend.
Vick sustained a concussion in the third quarter of the Eagles loss to the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday when he was spun into his own offensive lineman.
There's no reason to think that I won't play on Sunday, Vick told reporters. After having two good practices, basically I'll be able to go out there and I'm very excited about the opportunity to go out and play against the New York Giants.
Vick underwent a series of test and was cleared by an independent neurologist to return to practice on Thursday, according to a report on the Eagles website.
Vick, who signed a $100 million six-year deal with the Eagles last month, is still listed as questionable on the team's official injury report despite passing all his concussion tests.
I feel good. I feel great and ready to play, nothing feels different, said Vick. So I feel like I've worked myself back into good condition and playing shape and I'm ready to go.
The Giants have said they will come hard after Vick if he is under center on Sunday but the threats did not impress the Eagles quarterback.
They want me out of the game because they don't want me in the game, said Vick. I mean, having to deal with me for 60 minutes, I understand the magnitude of that.
So it's fun, it's a game and that's why I'm here. And I play the way I play for a reason and we're going to have fun. I look forward to the challenge.