UPDATE: Good news for Foles — and the Eagles — it looks like the team is optimistic this isn’t a long-term injury for the quarterback.
Eagles believe QB Nick Foles has bruised ribs and they think he’s OK, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2018
Nick Foles was having yet another good game for the Eagles against Washington, tying an NFL record for consecutive completions (25) and putting the team up 17-0 heading into the fourth quarter. But then, the quarterback was taken down on a sack by Ryan Kerrigan and ended up being taken to the locker room to be evaluated for a chest injury.
#Eagles Injury Update: QB Nick Foles (chest) is questionable to return.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 30, 2018
It seems like the chest injury may have been a bit of carryover from the big hit he took last week from Jadeveon Clowney against the Texans that sidelined him for one play.
FOX broadcast says Foles was leaning down in the tunnel in pain after walking off the field. #Eagles— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) December 30, 2018
Foles was 28-of-33 on the day for 221 yards, two touchdowns and one interception before he was sidelined.
Nate Sudfeld came in for the quarterback, and head coach Doug Pederson said earlier in the week that he has a lot of confidence in the young QB. When Sudfeld came in for the one play against Houston, Pederson said the quarterback was calm and prepared and was ready to finish out the game if he had to — and, now he might be in that position.