Nick Foles, who remains out indefinitely due to a broken left clavicle bone that was suffered last week against the Chiefs, had surgery this past Monday. During the procedure, Foles had plate and screws utilized while fixing the clavicle to ensure long-term health, and a source said it was a clean, straight-forward break, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
In preparation for his return, Foles will have multiple scans before setting foot on the field, with all parties wary of a re-break. Assuming everything heals properly, he’ll begin practicing the week before the Houston game in Week 9, then have the bye, then be back with the Jaguars Week 11.
Filling in for Foles is rookie Gardner Minshaw, who was named the league’s Rookie of the Week for his admirable performance against the Chiefs last week. Minshaw will remain the starter for the foreseeable future.
Lets’ check out some more injury notes from around the NFL:
- Seahawks defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is not playing today against the Steelers, but is fully expected to make his return next week against the Saints, tweets Rapaport. Ansah, who was originally expected to be ready for Week 1, is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.
- Chargers kicker Michael Badgley is not playing today against the Lions, but is expected to return next week against the Texans, tweets Rapaport. Badgley, who is battling a groin injury that he suffered during Friday’s practice last week, was signed last year to replace veteran Caleb Sturgis.