Nick Foles injures shoulder during preseason game

Nick Foles

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  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles injured his shoulder when he was hit attempting a pass in a preseason game against the New England Patriots.
  • Foles was attempting a deep pass when defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn grabbed his throwing arm.
  • The injury suddenly puts the Eagles in a potentially tough spot as starting quarterback Carson Wentz has not yet returned from the knee injury that ended his 2017 season early.

 

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles left Thursday's exhibition game against the New England Patriots with a shoulder strain.

The Super Bowl MVP appeared to be in pain when he was hit by Patriots defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn in the right arm as he reared back to throw in the first half. The ball popped loose, and linebacker Ja'Whaun Bentley scooped it up and ran it back for a 54-yard touchdown.

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Third-stringer Nate Sudfield took over at quarterback on the Eagles' next possession.

Foles took over for starter Carson Wentz last season and took Philadelphia to the Super Bowl, beating the Patriots 41-33. Wentz is expected to return to 11-on-11 drills next week, but it's not certain he will be ready for the regular- season opener.

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