Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone spoke to the media for the first time since losing starting quarterback Nick Foles to a broken clavicle, but he said he “expects” Foles to be back this season, according to John Shipley of Sports Illustrated’s Jaguar Maven.
#Jaguars HC Doug Marrone said he expects/hopes Nick Foles to be back this season.— JaguarMaven (@JaguarMavenSI) September 9, 2019
Here were Marrone’s full comments regarding Foles:
“Nick [Foles] had his surgery this morning and that went well. We’ll put him on IR and we look forward to him coming back when that opportunity presents itself. So, I do expect him to come back. He’ll probably rest up for a while; I know that he wants to be heavily involved with the quarterback room and helping Gardner [Minshew II] and, shoot, he said that during the game yesterday. He wanted to come back out and be able to help and it’s just unfortunate something like that occurs.”
Foles’ surgery was reportedly this morning and he’ll officially be placed on the injury report later today. It was reported that Foles suffered a broken left clavicle in yesterday’s 40-26 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
When Foles is placed on injured reserve, he would be eligible to return in Week 10 following the bye week when the team visits the Indianapolis Colts on November 17th.