Former Eagles quarterback and forever Philadelphia legend Nick Foles is not off to an ideal start with his new team.
Foles suffered a broken clavicle early during the Jaguars’ 40-26 home loss to the Chiefs on Sunday. There’s no timetable on Foles’ return; it’s just being said that he’s out “indefinitely.” Foles will undergo surgery on Monday.
Sucks to hear. Nick Foles has broken left clavicle and will be out a while pic.twitter.com/FmAhyCGrxD— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) September 8, 2019
This is a real disappointing development for Eagles fans who wanted to see the team’s only Super Bowl MVP thrive with his new starting opportunity.
Unfortunately, injury issues aren’t exactly new to Foles. While much has been made about Carson Wentz being injury prone, Foles has hardly been a bastion of health himself.
2012: Broken hand, placed on IR
2013: Concussion, missed a game
2014: Broken collarbone, missed 8 games
2017: Elbow injury, missed entire preseason
2018: Bruised ribs
2019: Broken collarbone, out indefinitely
The Jags might be able to weather Foles’ absence to some extent. Rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew — who was drafted after Clayton Thorson, by the way — completed 22 of his 25 attempts for two touchdowns, one interception, and a 122.5 passer rating. Pretty good for a sixth-round rookie forced into an NFL Week 1 game.
One would think the Jags might place Foles on injured reserve, which would mean BDN will be out for at least eight weeks. His recovery might take even longer than that.
Whatever the case, Eagles fans everywhere are rooting for Foles to get well soon.