Nick Foles Avoids Surgery, Out 6-8 Weeks

MONDAY, 4:00pm: Foles won’t require surgery on his fractured collarbone, reports Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports (via Twitter). While that’s good news for the signal-caller, he’s still expected to be sidelined for the next six to eight weeks or so, according to Adam Schefter of (via Twitter). That would put him in line to return near the end of the regular season.

SUNDAY, 9:14pm: Eagles’ quarterback Nick Foles has a broken clavicle, reports Derrick Gunn of (via Twitter). Collarbone injuries often take between four and six weeks to fully heal, and Foles would most likely be expected to miss at least four games with the injury. He will have an MRI tomorrow to confirm how long he will miss, according to Gunn.

If Foles does miss that amount of time, Mark Sanchez will have ample opportunity to run the team’s offense. If the Eagles struggle, they could fall behind in the NFC East race by the time Foles returns. However, if Sanchez keeps the team winning over the next few weeks, head coach Chip Kelly is would have a hard time moving Sanchez back to the bench, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports (via Twitter).

Aside from Sanchez, the only other quarterback on the roster is second-year player Matt Barkley, who has struggled in his limited game action so far.

If it has been confirmed that Foles has a broken clavicle, it is concerning that the team still has him scheduled for an MRI, writes Geoff Mosher of (via Twitter). Mosher suspects the team is worried that the Foles could have additional structural damage to his shoulder stemming from the hit he took that knocked him out of the game.

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