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Monday, November 3, 2014

Eagles Injury Update: Nick Foles has broken collarbone


By on 11/03/2014 11:00:00 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Houston Texans 31-21 on Sunday, and they are now 6-2 this season with a percentage point lead over the Dallas Cowboys (6-3) in the NFC East. But quarterback Nick Foles left the game in the second quarter with what looked like a shoulder injury, and Mark Sanchez took his place. Foles reportedly suffered a broken left clavicle, and further speculation suggests he could be out for up to a month.





An MRI on Monday is likely to confirm the initial diagnosis of Foles' injury, and a timetable for his return should also come once the results are made public. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers missed eight weeks in 2013 with what seems to be a similar injury, so it's worth wondering if Foles' season is legitimately in jeopardy.

Sanchez played solidly in Foles' place against the Texans, completing 15 of 22 passes for 202 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in just under three quarters of action. The former New York Jets' signal caller will start in Foles' place going forward, be it for the next 4-6 weeks or for the remainder of the season as long he himself stays healthy. 2013 fourth-round pick Matt Barkley will ascend to No. 2 on the depth chart while Foles is out.

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