Oct 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) looks to pass during the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles' Nick Foles battling concussion

The Philadelphia Eagles lost another quarterback this past Sunday. Nick Foles was sacked by George Selvie and Jarius Wynn and left the game. Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said that Foles has a concussion, and will be following the league protocol.

“It didn’t look like he was injured until the last play,” head coach Chip Kelly, via Philly.com. “I think he was off a little bit. His feet weren’t set on a couple of his throws. There were times our guys were open and he couldn’t get them the ball.”

“I saw Nick after the game, he seems like he’s doing well. There’s a protocol and a system you go through before he’s cleared. He says he feels good so we’ll see how it goes as the week progresses.”

“He was just off.”

The Eagles were forced to use back up and rookie quarterback Matt Barkley. He threw three interceptions on three drives in the fourth quarter, the only three drives he played.

If Michael Vick isn’t ready to go next week the Eagles could be forced to use Barkley again. It is going to be a rough week for Eagles fans as they anxiously await the news about who starts at quarterback.

The Eagles play the New York Giants next week. Currently, they’re winless heading into their Monday night match up. The Eagles could get a break by playing a lesser opponent in the Giants if forced to use Barkley. Of course, if he can’t avoid turnovers, the could help the Giants add to the win column.


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