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Nick Foles Doesn’t Need Surgery On Collarbone, Hopes To Be Back In 6 Weeks


Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that Eagles QB Nick Foles does not need undergo surgery on his fractured collarbone.

  • Garafolo adds that this is the “best possible news” for Foles.
  • As of now, the “hope” if for Foles to be back in six weeks.
  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Foles timetable as of now is 6-8 weeks.


Eagles HC Chip Kelly confirmed Monday afternoon that QB Nick Foles does in fact have a fractured collarbone and has undergone an MRI, per Dave Spadaro.

  • Dr. Selene Parekh pointed out Sunday night that an MRI after a clavicle fracture is not standard, so it’s at least somewhat interesting to hear that he’s undergoing this procedure.
  • Jeff McLane mentions that a 4-6 timetable for QB Nick Foles return from a broken collarbone could be “generous.”
  • McLane mentions that Eagles WR Riley Cooper underwent surgery to repair displaced clavicle and wound up missing 10 weeks back in 2012.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is the most recent example of a player coming off of a similar injury to his non-throwing shoulder and he missed seven weeks last year.


Derrick Gun of CSN Philly, citing a league source, reports that Eagles QB Nick Foles has a broken collarbone.

  • Gun adds Foles will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine how long he’ll be out.

The expectation is that Foles would be 4-8 weeks if he fractured his clavicle during Sunday’s game. Surgery remains a possibility as well, but we should know more on Monday.


Jeff McLane mentions that it sounds like QB Nick Foles may have a broken collarbone based on the way the Eagles were talking.

  • McLane has yet to confirm that Foles has a fractured clavicle, but it appears as though Mark Sanchez will be the team’s starter.


Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that Eagles QB Nick Foles will be “out a while” with a clavicle injury.

This coincides with a report from Mike Garafolo who mentioned that sideline exams had Eagles thinking Foles may have a clavicle injury.

David Chao tweets that a fractured clavicle would mean Foles could miss between 4-8 weeks and possibly need to undergo surgery.

This would be the worst-case sceario for Foles, as Aaron Rodgers wound up missing seven weeks with a broken clavicle to his non-throwing shoulder last year.

Mark Sanchez replaced Foles in Sunday’s game against the Texans and has currently thrown for over 150 yards, one touchdown and an interception.

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