Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is NOT expected to have a prolonged recovery from the shoulder injury he suffered playing against the New England Patriots on Thursday night, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
Foles had to leave the Eagles-Patriots game early after getting strip-sacked from behind. The team declared he suffered a “shoulder strain” and was questionable to return even though it was clear the starters were coming out of the game at that point.
Foles did not have to be taken back to the locker room for X-rays; he remained on the sideline for the rest of the game. Foles then told reporters after the game that his shoulder “feels pretty good.”
The Eagles will be glad to know that Foles isn’t seriously hurt. The reigning Super Bowl MVP will potentially be starting against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1 if Carson Wentz won’t be ready to suit up.
Now, it must be noted here that Rapoport’s reporting about Eagles injuries has been shaky lately. So take this report for what it’s worth. Also there’s some obscurity with the term “prolonged recovery.” I can’t imagine Foles won’t at least miss some practice time. It wouldn’t be a total shock if he doesn’t even play in the rest of the preseason.
We’ll have to see where Foles is at when the Eagles return to practice this weekend. Media members won’t be allowed to watch the entire practice but they’ll be able to see if he’s participating or not. We’ll also get to hear from both him and Doug Pederson at some point.