Thursday, November 20, 2014

Foles should be a full-go after bone heals

Quarterback Nick Foles is training to pick up where he left off after his cracked collarbone heals.

Head coach Chip Kelly wouldn't give a timetable for when that would be. It will be three weeks this weekend since Foles was tossed on his non-throwing shoulder by Whitney Mercilus of the Texans.
Nick Foles misses the game ... probably the podium, too.
But it sure seems like Foles is being fast-tracked.

"All he is right now is what can I do to get this better?" Kelly said before practice Thursday. "He's working extremely hard with our strength and conditioning coach in terms of training so when he gets healed, when the bone gets healed and he gets cleared to play then he'll be in shape to play. It's not going to be one of those, 'OK now I'm cleared, now I need two or three weeks to get up to speed because I haven't really done anything.' He's working his tail off. He's had workouts. Last week he worked out at the hotel. He worked out at the stadium when we were up in Green Bay. He's working extremely hard from that aspect and he's been great.

"I know he's disappointed because he's a competitor and he wants to play but he also knows the reality of it. Until the bone heals there's nothing he can really do about that."

The timetable for a cracked collarbone typically is 4-to-6 weeks. It varies with every person.

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