Foles Out 6-8 Weeks; Eagles To Add Safety
Nick Foles will not have surgery but is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks, an NFL source confirmed. The quarterback fractured his clavicle in the first quarter against Houston when his non-throwing shoulder was driven into the ground by Whitney Mercilus.
Mark Sanchez replaced Foles under center and went 15-of-22 for 202 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. It will be his show for the foreseeable future.
If the timetable holds true, Foles could return to action against Dallas on December 14 at the earliest.
“I feel great about Mark. We’ve felt great about him all along. I always say we need to have two quarterbacks and the chance to get him in here, I think he’s done a great job in our system,” said Chip Kelly. “I thought he played outstanding in the preseason and showed no rust or anything when he got in there yesterday against Houston. We feel real confident. We obviously feel very bad for Nick that he’s out but I feel very confident in Mark if we have to go in that direction.”
In other injury-related news, Howie Roseman said on his radio show that DeMeco Ryans will be placed on injured reserve after tearing his Achilles against Houston. To fill his roster spot, the Eagles will sign former Jaguars safety Chris Prosinski.
A former captain at Wyoming, Prosinski was drafted by Jacksonville in the fourth round back in 2011 and appeared in 48 games for the Jags, registering 93 tackles, an interception and six passes defensed. The special teamer was waived/injured back in September after hurting his elbow. The Eagles had him in for a workout last week.