Foles' debut with Jaguars ends with broken collarbone

Franchise quarterback said that this injury was worse than one in 2014


JACKSONVILLE, FLA – Nick Foles' first start with the Jaguars didn't even make it to halftime. 

The franchise quarterback threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to DJ Chark, but was leveled on the play and went to the locker room nursing an injury to his left shoulder. Doug Marrone said that Foles' injury was a broken left clavicle. Typical recovery time for such an injury can be between 2 and 4 months. 

Foles said that this injury "was worse" than the one he suffered in 2014 and he was looking forward to getting surgery done and getting back. He said that surgery was scheduled for Monday. 

"Yeah it's not the way you want to start your time here. It's unfortunate. Bbut at the same time I'm going to stay positive and trust the good Lord in this time," Foles said.

"Sometimes things don't happen like we expect them to, but we just have to have faith that it's for a reason. I'm still grateful I get to be a part of this team. I'll have surgery tomorrow to get this thing rolling and trust the good Lord for healing and be ready to roll when I am."

For comparison, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone in 2013 and missed seven games. The injury was also in his left arm, his non-throwing shoulder. 

Foles has endured a rash of injuries in his career, including a broken collarbone in 2014 and a broken right hand in 2012. He has never played in more than 13 games in a season. 

Foles finished 5 of 8 for 75 yards and the touchdown to Chark. 

Rookie Gardner Minshew took over for Foles.

The Jaguars will certainly have to scour the waiver wire or bring in another quarterback through a trade. Foles and Minshew are the only two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster. Minshew played very well, going 22 of 25 for 275 yards and a pair of touchdowns. 


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