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Could Nick Foles return for the Washington game?

Eagles injury update.

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According to a report from Jay Glazer (and confirmed by Les Bowen), Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is scheduled to receive an exam on his fractured collarbone following the team's Week 15 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

For what it's worth, Philadelphia head coach Chip Kelly would not confirm the report. Kelly said on Monday that Foles has not had an exam since November 28 and that he doesn't know if/when any future tests are scheduled.

The results of Foles' last exam showed that the Eagles quarterback is healing "normally." At the time of Foles' shoulder injury in early November, it was reported he would miss six to eight weeks before returning. Philadelphia's game against the Cowboys on December 14 marks six weeks from the date of Foles' injury, but it appears Mark Sanchez will be the starter for that one.

So could Foles return in Week 16 against the Washington Redskins? What complicates matters is that the Eagles play that game on Saturday, so it's a short week. Would the Eagles really rush Foles back?

There's no clear answer right now. There's also no guarantee that Foles start upon his return, though it seems likely he will if Sanchez continues to struggle like he did against the Seahawks.

Whether it's Foles or Sanchez behind center, the Eagles need strong quarterback play down the final stretch. The Eagles need to beat Dallas and win at least one of their final two remaining games in order to clinch the NFC East.

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