Nick Foles suffered a collarbone injury and left the game with a broken left clavicle after a jarring hit Sunday. Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones delivered the boom seconds after Foles delivered a rainbow touchdown pass for a score.
The new Jaguars quarterback was 5-for-8 for 75 yards with a 35-yard touchdown strike to DJ Chark. Then, Jones knocked him out of the game. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Foles is out for the “foreseeable future” and he’ll undergo surgery Monday afternoon. Jacksonville will likely place him on IR as the injury typically takes two months to recover from. He could return after Week 10.
After the game — a 40-26 loss by the Jaguars to the Chiefs – an upbeat Foles expressed no anger toward Jones. In fact, the former Eagles quarterback admitted that he went over and gave Jones a hug. The two were teammates in Kansas City.
“Chris Jones was my teammate in KC and I know he’d never want to do that,” Foles said, via the Kansas City Star. “It was probably just one of those things — it was just unfortunate it happened. I landed on it wrong, and it happens in this sport. We’ll keep moving forward. Chris is a tremendous player and I gave him a hug after the game.”
Skip Bayless Blasts Non-Call on Foles Injury
Skip Bayless, never at a loss for words about anything, usually hates all things to do with the Eagles. While Nick Foles is no longer in Philadelphia, he’ll forever be an Eagles hero. Bayless, a loud-mouth analyst for FOX Sports 1, was the first to rush to Foles’ defense after Kansas City’s Chris Jones knocked him out. He thought a penalty should have been called on the play since Foles had released the ball before Jones braced for impact.
Everyone had an opinion on Foles’ debut in Jacksonville. NBA superstar Kevin Durant called his 35-touchdown throw a “piece of art” and Foles’ former teammate Chris Long wished the “champ” well wishes.
Gardner Mishnew Hits the Waiver Wire
The Jaguars will go with rookie quarterback Gardner Mishnew until Nick Foles is ready to return. Assuming the team puts Foles on injured reserve, he won’t be eligible until after Week 10. Mishnew, a sixth-round pick out of Washington State, was mighty impressive in relief of Foles against the Chiefs.
Minshew went 22-of-25 for 275 passing yards and one touchdown, with one interception. His streak of 13 straight completions is the longest such streak for a quarterback making his NFL debut in the last 40 years. He’ll be the talk of the waiver wire this week in fantasy football.
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