Reports or suggestions that Eagles quarterback Nick Foles missing the remainder of the season due to a broken clavicle might have been premature.
One day after Foles was seen warming up and throwing with the practice squad on the field in Green Bay prior to Sunday's 53-20 Packers victory, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly announced that the quarterback has been cleared to resume working out.
"He can work out now, but it comes down to 'does the bone heal,'" Kelly said Monday. "That's the biggest question. He'll get a re-check at some point in time. They said it's usually three or four weeks before he takes another X-ray. He has not had that done yet.
"Until they get an X-Ray done, he'll continue to work out. Try to stay in shape. He did some running at the hotel in the fitness center early in the morning. He'll continue to do those things to make sure when he does get cleared that the bone is healed, it isn't 'Oh, now we have to take a couple weeks to get in shape.'"
"He's been cleared to workout," Kelly clarified. "But it isn't anything in terms of contact."
Foles elected not to have surgery when he suffered the injury two weeks ago against the Houston Texans thus leaving the door open to a return this season. Whether or not the clavicle bone has healed by the time Foles' follow up X-Ray takes place appears to be the lone hurdle standing between him and a return to action this season. When that follow up occurs though, remains to be seen. Sanchez has put up solid fantasy numbers in his two games, but it's been a lot of same in terms of turnovers, missed opportunities and leaving plays on the field.