Nick Foles was carted off the field on Monday night, but should be good to go in coming weeks, per reports.
With under a minute left to play in the Vikings’ 19-13 win over the Bears on “Monday Night Football,” Foles was thrown hard to the ground by Vikings defensive lineman Ifeadi Odenigbo. This brought the cart out, while Tyler Bray finished the game.
Bears backup quarterback Mitchell Truisky has been out with his own injury since Week 8.
Given the rough landing, some speculated that Foles might have injured his shoulder or collarbone, but he was placed on the medical cart and driven off following the injury. In a positive twist, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday morning that initial tests showed that Foles had no fracture to his leg or hip as initially feared.
From @gmfb : Despite the image of him leaving the field on a cart, #Bears QB Nick Foles did not suffer a major injury, sources say. Initial tests showed no fracture in his hip. He’ll undergo further evaluation. pic.twitter.com/LmKR6uiYit
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 17, 2020
Garafolo would also say Foles should be good to go following the Bears’ Week 11 bye. While Foles is expected to be ready to go for the Bears Week 12 matchup vs. the Packers in Green Bay, no official word has come from the Bears regarding any injury to Foles yet.
The Bears are now 3-5 since making the change to Nick Foles at QB, following the benching of Trubisky after a 2-0 start to the year.
In 2019, Foles suffered a broken left collarbone that sidelined him for eight games while still a member of the Jaguars. He suffered a hairline fracture of the same collarbone in 2014.