Sources reported that Eagles QB Nick Foles suffered a cracked left collarbone and it is not known when he will return to action. Now pay per head agents hope that the team will somehow work their way around the player’s absence.
Even though the Eagles were not able to say when he would play again, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers suffered the same type of injury and was unable to play for seven weeks.
Foles suffered an injury to his left shoulder – his non-throwing one – on the first quarter’s final play, when Whitney Mercilus, LB for the Texans, sacked the player.
His place will be taken by Mark Sanchez, who on Sunday featured in the game for three quarters, which was the first time that he featured in a regular season since 2012.
Before leaving Sunday’s game, Foles had ups and downs. The player was able to throw Jeremy Maclin a pass for a TD of 59 yards, but the pass to Riley Cooper some minutes later ended up being intercepted and then returned for 51 yards to score a TD by A.J. Bouye, Texans CB who impressed many fans with his play.
While that quarter was coming to an end, pay per head agents saw that Foles was sacked at midfield by Mercilus. The player seemed to have trouble getting up, and he left the field alongside a trainer before going straight to the locker room so he could receive X-rays on his injured collarbone and shoulder.
The player wasn’t able to go back to the game – something that left the left the door open for Sanchez, who for 202 yards was able to complete 15 out of 22 passes, two interceptions, and two TD’s, in a win of 31-21.
“I thought Mark did a really good job,” said Kelly. “The one interception — I think it hit wide receiver Josh Huff in the hands and was tipped. The other one, I think [Cooper] got spun around. Besides that, I thought he had a really good command of what we’re doing.
“Since day one here, you know what type of professional [Sanchez] is. … We were fortunate when Nick did go down, we were able to bring Mark in. I don’t think we missed a beat.”
The Eagles’ fans know what a key player Foles is to the Eagles, and would like to see him make a full recovery so he can return to action as soon as possible.