According to Philadelphia Inquirer beat writer Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said that starting rookie quarterback Nick Foles will not play in Week 17 after breaking his hand in yesterday’s loss to the rival Washington Redskins. The news regarding Foles not being able to play next week is not surprising, and it sounds like Michael Vick will get the start despite being listed a healthy scratch against the Redskins.
Foles performed admirably in the loss by completing two-thirds of his passes for a hefty 345 yards. He averaged 7.2 yards per attempt, and it was yet another 300-yard passing performance for the man who was starting for the Arizona Wildcats last season. He is looking more like the quarterback of the future in Philadelphia, and we can only wish him the best in his recovery from the broken hand.
The Eagles are playing the New York Giants in Week 17.
The Pittsburgh Steelers literally had injury added to insult after losing to the division rival Cincinnati Bengals 13-10. Not only did they lose a rivalry game and a playoff spot, but they also lost one of their key players to an injury. It was first reported that Heath Miller sustained MCL and PCL injuries after an awful knee injury, but it now appears to be even worse.
Ed Bouchette tweeted that Heath Miller has an ACL injury, and it seems like the worst has happened; an ACL tear. Miller was playing another good game against the Bengals with three receptions for 45 yards, and he has been excellent all season for the Steelers. A great blocker and receiver, Miller is one of the best players on the team and will finish the year with 71 catches for 816 yards and eight touchdowns.
I wish the best in the rehab process for the 30-year-old tight end. Bouchette also tweeted out that backup quarterback Charlie Batch underwent surgery on his broken arm today.
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