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Eagles’ Nick Foles out indefinitely with broken collarbone

Whitney Mercilus sacks Nick Foles in the first quarter. (Bob Levey / Getty Images)
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles suffered a cracked collarbone in the victory Sunday over the Houston Texans.

Foles has a crack in the bone on his non-throwing shoulder, Coach Chip Kelly said, and underwent an MRI on Monday. Although the Eagles offered no timetable for Foles’ return, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers missed seven weeks last season with the same injury. Foles was hurt on the last play of the first quarter and Mark Sanchez stepped in to lead the team to its sixth victory in eight games. It wasn’t seamless, but one member of the offensive line didn’t notice that Sanchez had replaced Foles.

“Actually, I didn’t even know Foles was out,” tackle Jason Peters said. “[I saw] the bomb to [Jeremy] Maclin, and I turned to congratulate him and it was Sanchez.”

At minimum, Foles would seem likely to miss a month. And now the question is whether Foles will find himself playing Wally Pipp to Sanchez.

“We feel obviously really bad for Nick that he’s out,” Kelly said, “but we feel very confident in Mark.”