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Nick Foles out indefinitely with broken clavicle

Well, this is a bummer.

Kansas City Chiefs v Jacksonville Jaguars Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

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.

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.

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