|Date of Birth||1/20/1989|
|Height, Weight||6'6", 243 lbs|
|Drafted||2012 - Rd 3|
Foles, who underwent surgery this week to address his broken left collarbone, is targeting a return from injured reserve ahead of the Jaguars' Week 11 game against the Colts, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
According to a source familiar with the situation, Foles suffered a clean break of his collarbone in the Week 1 loss to the Chiefs and needed to have a plate and screws inserted into his shoulder as part of the procedure to ensure his long-term health. Before he's even cleared for on-field activity, Foles will be subjected to multiple scans over the next two months, but the quarterback believes he'll be ready to play again when he's first eligible to return from injured reserve in eight weeks. If he heals as anticipated, Foles could begin practicing prior to the Jaguars' Week 9 game against the Texans before coming off IR following Jacksonville's Week 10 bye. In the meantime, rookie Gardner Minshew is slated to serve as the Jaguars' starting quarterback.
Foles (collarbone/IR) is "loosely targeting" a return to action Week 11, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Per the report, the QB's recovery is estimated to run in the 10-12 week range, "depending how the bone heals." While Foles is out, Gardner Minshew will serve as the Jaguars' starting signal-caller, backed up by Josh Dobbs. As Foles progresses to the point that he could possibly be designated to return from IR, where Jacksonville sits in the standings and how well its offense is performing at that stage figures to influence how the team proceeds with him. He won't be rushed back, in any case, with his long-term health in mind.
Foles (clavicle) will be placed on injured reserve after Monday's successful surgery, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Foles won't be eligible to practice for the next six weeks or play in games for the next eight weeks. The Jaguars hope to get him back during the second half of the season, but Foles did mention that Sunday's injury is worse than the broken collarbone that held him out for the final eight weeks of the 2014 campaign. The Jaguars sent a fifth-round pick to the Steelers on Monday in exchange for Joshua Dobbs, who will slot in as the backup quarterback behind rookie Gardner Minshew.
Foles (clavicle) will be placed on injured reserve, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Jaguars haven't made the transaction official, preferring to wait until after Foles has surgery Monday. The quarterback already said his current injury is worse than the clavicle fracture he suffered in 2014, which caused him to miss the final two months of that campaign. The decision to place Foles on IR will make him ineligible for games for the next eight weeks, leaving rookie sixth-round pick Gardner Minshew as the starting quarterback for Jacksonville. The team can bring Foles back to practice six weeks after he's placed on IR, though it doesn't sound like he'll be ready at that point.
After Sunday's 40-26 loss to the Chiefs, Foles said that he'll undergo surgery on his broken left clavicle Monday, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.
Foles added that this injury is worse than the one suffered in 2014, which wiped out the final two months of that campaign. With a lengthy recovery expected, he'll yield the starting job to rookie Gardner Minshew in the meantime. After Foles departed in the first quarter, Minshew played well, going 22-for-25 for 275 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.