Report: Eagles QB Nick Foles to miss 6-8 weeks with collarbone fracture
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles will be sidelined 6-8 weeks after fracturing his collarbone, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.
Foles underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed the nature of the injury, which reportedly will not require surgery.
The quarterback left in the second quarter of Sunday's 31-21 victory over the Houston Texans after being sacked twice in three plays, the last by Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus. Foles underwent X-rays on his non-throwing shoulder before being declared out for the rest of the game.After the game, Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Foles was in a sling.
Backup quarterback Mark Sanchez replaced Foles. Sanchez had yet to throw a pass this season prior to Sunday, but completed a 52-yard pass to Jeremy Maclin on his first throw of the game. Later on the same drive he threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to rookie Jordan Matthews.
Sanchez finished with 202 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the victory. "I feel really bad for Nick, but I'm confident about Mark, he knows the system. His preparation is outstanding, always ready," Kelly said.
Foles had 124 yards, one touchdown and one interception on 10-of-13 passing before leaving the game. The Eagles (6-2, first place NFC East) host the Carolina Panthers next Monday.
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