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Coach Chip Kelly confirmed Monday that Foles (collarbone) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Washington.
With Foles' collarbone not yet fully healed at this stage, he won't gain clearance to play in Week 16, which sets the stage for Mark Sanchez to remain the Eagles' starter at QB for Saturday's game, at a minimum.
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Coach Chip Kelly relayed Monday that Foles' injured clavicle is still in the process of healing, the Eagles' official site reports.
While Foles is progressing in his recovery, there is still no concrete timetable for the quarterback's potential return to action at this stage. "He'll have other exams until he eventually gets cleared," Kelly noted Monday. "The bone hasn't healed yet." In the meantime, Mark Sanchez will continue to helm the Eagles' offense, and while a late-season return for Foles can't be ruled out, whether he has a chance to reclaim his starting assignment in such a scenario presumably hinges of the effectiveness and health of Sanchez at that point in time.
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Foles' CT scan showed that his injured collarbone is "healing as expected," the Philadelphia Daily News' Les Bowen reports.
Although he has not been cleared for contact yet, Foles' encouraging scan will allow him to ramp up his strengthening program. He's about four weeks into his initial six- to eight-week timetable and continues to remain on track to hit that initial estimate. The big question, of course, is whether the Eagles will hand the reins back to Foles or stick with current starter Mark Sanchez.
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Foles will undergo a CT scan on his left collarbone Friday, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
The procedure will reveal the current level of health surrounding Foles' healing collarbone. With each passing day, the tenderness in the region is subsiding, and strength increasing, but his recovery timetable is unlikely to change from the previously known 6-to-8 week range.
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While Foles has yet to be scheduled for a follow-up exam on his collarbone injury, the Philadelphia Inquirer suggests that is likely to occur next week.
At that point, we'll hope to get a clearer picture with regard to Foles' potential return date, but the report suggests that a best-case scenario is that the the QB could be available for the Eagles' Week 16 game against Washington. In any case, for the time being Foles' return is not imminent and Mark Sanchez will continue to start at QB for the Eagles in the meantime.
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Coach Chip Kelly said Friday that Foles will have another X-ray in three to four weeks to observe how his broken collarbone is healing, Geoff Mosher of CSN Philadelphia reports. Kelly said the X-ray will give the Eagles a better sense of when Foles might be ready to return.
Initial media reports indicated that Foles would miss six to eight weeks, but the Eagles have not publicly stated any concete timetable or target date for when they expect Foles to return. Kelly wouldn't even commit to Foles as the starter when he eventually returns, saying that he didn't want to deal in hypotheticals. If you haven't already, it's probably time to drop Foles in redraft leagues and better utilize that roster spot.
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Though Foles will not need surgery to repair his fractured clavicle, the QB is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
While Foles has evidently avoided a worst-case scenario, with such an estimated timetable putting a return before the end of the season within range, the QB's extended absence is a big hit to his fantasy owners, who will now need to aggressively seek out a replacement. Mark Sanchez -- who will fill in for Foles as the Eagles' starter -- is thus an obvious priority waiver/FAAB target.
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Foles, who has a crack in his clavicle, is slated to undergo an MRI, according to coach Chip Kelly.
While it's clear that Foles is going to miss time, a timetable for his potential return has yet to be established, though perhaps his MRI will provide some added clarity on that front, sooner rather than later. While Foles is sidelined, Mark Sanchez is in line to start at QB for the Eagles, beginning next Monday against the Panthers.
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Foles was diagnosed with a broken collarbone after Sunday's win over the Texans, and an MRI on Monday will determine the expected length of his absence, CSN Philadelphia's Derrick Gunn reports.
Foles will likely be out for at least the next few weeks, but a broken collarbone won't necessarily sideline him for the rest of the season. It sounds like the Eagles should have a better idea about a timetable by Monday or Tuesday, at which point they'll hopefully relay that information. Mark Sanchez played pretty well during Sunday's win over the Texans, and while the former Jet isn't one of the league's better passers, he could make for a surprisingly strong option over the next few weeks. Foles entered Sunday on pace for 683 pass attempts, which would be the third-most any player has thrown in a season.
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Though coach Chip Kelly did not provide a detailed update on the status of Foles (clavicle), it appears as though the quarterback could miss some time, the Star-Ledger reports. "It doesn't look good," Kelly said after Sunday's win over the Texans. "Foles is in a sling."
If Foles is unable to play next Monday against the Panthers, Mark Sanchez would be in line to start at QB for the Eagles, with the more significant concern for Foles owners being the possibility suggested by Jeff_McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer that the QB may have suffered a broken collarbone. Such an outcome has not been confirmed either way, though, so stay tuned for further updates on Foles' status.