Foles Out for Seven weeks

Posted on January 6, 2015 by


Nick Foles broke his collarbone on 2 November 2014 from a hit by linebacker Whitney Mercilus
of the Houston Texans.

Foles is expected to be out for at least 6-8 weeks. He has a crack in his left shoulder, which is his non-throwing shoulder.

Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, missed seven weeks with the same injury last season. This injury occurred on the last play of the first quarter of the game for Foles.

Foles was 10-13 for the game with 124 yards and a touchdown to Jeremy Macclin. He also threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown. Foles was 6-2 as a starter for the Eagle’s this season up until his injury.

Foles was replaced by Mark Sanchez in relief. Sanchez was the back-up quarterback for the New York Jets last season.

Sanchez went 15 of 22 for 202 yards and two touchdowns in replacement of Foles. He lead the Eagles to a win over the Texans with his performance.

“It’s bad that Foles got injured because he is such a good quarterback,” senior Matt Hook said.

“I think Sanchez will be able to get the job done,” senior Mitch Kinek said.

The 6’2, 225 lb., Sanchez, who was drafted by the Jets in 2009 out of the University of Southern California, is 3-3 as the starter of the Eagles. His stats for the 2014 season are 138-223, with a 61.9% completion percentage and 1,752 yards with 10 TD passes and 9 interceptions.

The Eagles are looking to make the playoffs by finishing the season 11-5.

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