LeSean McCoy and Michael Vick are in Phase 5 of the rehab process from concussions suffered last month and returned to practice in a limited capacity today.
“We’re not listing them as out,” said head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder. “They’re still very much alive for things. We’ll see how they do today and take it day by day. Of course, they have to get through this fifth phase, they have to get to the independent [neurologist], which could be tomorrow, and they have to see [team doctor] Dr. [Gary] Dorshimer and get his clearance as well.”
Meanwhile, tight end Brent Celek has been ruled out for Thursday night’s game against the Bengals. Celek suffered his concussion on the first play of the game against the Bucs. He was unconscious for a couple seconds, Burkholder said, but has already passed his ImPACT Test and should move on to Phase 2 tomorrow.
Nnamdi Asomugha (neck stinger/quad contusion) will practice today, Andy Reid said. Kurt Coleman has a sternal contusion. He’ll be limited today and likely won’t play Thursday night. Colt Anderson figures to start in his place. Jeremy Maclin has a groin strain and will be limited in practice, but should play. Mike Patterson is home from the hospital after battling pneumonia, but he won’t play.