The Eagles have been relatively healthy all season, except at the most important position on the roster: quarterback. Chip Kelly spoke with the media on Monday and revealed that Eagles QB Nick Foles has a concussion. Foles suffered this injury in Sunday's game against Dallas.
Concussions are a serious injury and treated as such. The NFL mandates a five step concussion protocol and testing before players can return to action. Foles can't return until he is medically cleared to play.
The team was already dealing with an injury to starting QB Michael Vick. Vick pulled his hamstring against the Giants in Week 5 and hasn't played since then. According to a report, it's possible Vick returns to action this upcoming week. However, the status of Vick's health is in question. Kelly said he was unsure of Vick's health and status for Tuesday's practice. The Eagles' head coach did say the team might have to sign another quarterback if Vick/Foles can't practice.
If neither Vick or Foles can play against the Giants in Week 8, rookie Matt Barkley could start the first game of his young career. Barkley had an NFL debut to forget against the Cowboys, throwing 3 interceptions in limited playing time.
You might be able to say the Eagles' quarterback situation isn't exactly ideal right now.
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