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Nick Foles Injury: Eagles quarterback still on track to return in December

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Yet another Nick Foles shoulder injury update.

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Eagles quarterback Nick Foles underwent a CT scan on Friday, as was expected to happen. According to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News, the scan showed that Foles is healing normally.

Nick Foles got some good Black Friday news from the CT scan he had this morning -- the quarterback's left collarbone is healing normally, a source close to the situation said. The source said Foles can't take a hit yet, but he can step up strengthening exercises, with an eye toward full clearance six to eight weeks from the Nov. 2 break.

If the six to eight week timeline holds true, the earliest Foles could play is in a little over two weeks on December 14 when the Eagles play the Dallas Cowboys.

It's worth noting, however, that a Philadelphia Inquirer report emerged on Wednesday claiming Foles could be out longer than first expected. That report noted Foles wouldn't be able to return until the team's December 20 game in Washington at the earliest.

Of course, there's no guarantee Foles will return to the starting line-up when he's cleared to play. It seems unlikely Mark Sanchez will be benched if the team continues to win with him.

A Foles return helps the team whether he's starting or not. Foles is obviously an upgrade over Matt Barkley in terms of quarterback depth.