Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles may have suffered a broken collarbone in his sides win over the Houston Texans earlier today.
If this proves to be true then we could well see Foles be out until at least the end of December. Aaron Rodgers suffered the same injury last year and ended up missing seven games for the Packers.
Foles left Sunday's game against the Texans in the second quarter, after being sacked twice in three plays and landing straight on his shoulder. He underwent X-Rays on his non-throwing shoulder before being declared out for the rest of the game, the team announced.
Whilst not much was known about the injury after the game, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly gave Eagles fans little reason for optimism.
"It doesn't look good," Kelly said after the game. "Foles is in a sling."
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With Foles likely out for at least a month, the Eagles will turn to backup Mark Sanchez, who came in and lead the team to victory after the starter went down. Kelly praised Sanchez, saying the Eagles did not change their play-calling after Foles left the game.
"You better have two quarterbacks in this league, and we are lucky to have him," Kelly said of Sanchez.
Foles went down in the first quarter after taking a big hit on his way down from being sacked. After the play, Foles was unable to put pressure on his left shoulder and had to be helped to the locker room, where he underwent x-rays.