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Nick Foles Injury: Eagles quarterback ruled out for Washington Redskins game

Nick Foles won't play in Week 16.

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has been officially ruled out for Philadelphia's Week 16 game against the Washington Redskins. During his Monday press conference, head coach Chip Kelly noted that Foles' fractured collarbone has not healed. Veteran backup quarterback Mark Sanchez will start against Washington.

This news comes following a very disappointing 38-27 loss for the Eagles on Sunday night to their NFC East division rivals, the Dallas Cowboys. Sanchez struggled mightily against Dallas. The veteran passer finished with 17 completions on 28 attempts for 252 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions.

While it could be argued Foles is the better option of the two passers, the truth is that both players have struggled this season. Prior to suffering an injury in Week 9, Nick Foles was completing 59.8% of his passes for 2163 yards, 13 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, and a 81.4 rating. By comparison, Sanchez now is completing 61.9% of his passes for 1752 yards, 10 touchdowns, nine interceptions, and a 84.5 rating.

Philadelphia's loss to Dallas did some serious damage to their playoff hopes. In order to win the NFC East now, the Eagles must win their final two games and hope Dallas loses at least one. Philadelphia will have to find a way to win with Sanchez under center.

As for Foles, it's very likely the Eagles have seen the last of him this season. There is no guarantee he will even be ready for the Week 17 finale against the New York Giants.

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