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Sunday, August 23, 2009
Updated: August 24, 12:30 PM ET
Source: Vick's hearing set for Thursday

By Sal Paolantonio
ESPN

Michael Vick will appear in bankruptcy court in Newport News, Va., to testify at the confirmation hearing for his Chapter 11 reorganization plan on Thursday morning. He will then fly back to Philadelphia to be eligible to play in the Eagles' third preseason game, a source close to Vick told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio on Sunday.

Vick is scheduled to fly to Virginia late Wednesday night after the Eagles hold a mock game in practice, the final tune-up for Thursday's preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The bankruptcy hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. and last until the early afternoon. Vick must appear until the hearing is over that day, a source said.

The Eagles are aware of Vick's court date and his unusual game-day travel plans. The team would not divulge whether the organization is handling his travel arrangements or he is flying commercial to and from Virginia.

"It will not affect his game status," a team spokesman said.

Sal Paolantonio covers the NFL for ESPN.