The Latest on Nick Foles' Rib Injury and Status Vs. Bears in Wild Card Round of Playoffs


As the Eagles begin preparations for their playoff game against the Bears next weekend in Chicago, they'll do so knowing Nick Foles will be ready. 

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Some good news for Foles on Monday morning: 

The Eagles' quarterback was still in some pain on Sunday night, but the fact that he still spoke to reporters was a good indication that the injury wasn't too serious. And when Foles spoke after the Eagles clinched a playoff spot, he made it pretty clear he didn't plan on missing this game. 

"I'm optimistic," Foles said Sunday night. "I feel like we'll get this thing situated. My goal is to be out there playing."

Foles got hit in the ribs as he was sacked by Ryan Kerrigan in the second half on Sunday. He went into the locker room and did not return. Foles took a shot to his ribs from Jadeveon Clowney in the Texans game as well, but missed just one snap in the fourth-quarter on that game-winning drive. 

In his absence this time, third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld took over and threw his first-career touchdown pass. 

But it's back to the bench now for Sudfeld. 

Before he got hurt on Sunday, Foles was playing really well. He completed 28 of 33 passes for 221 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He tied an NFL record with 25 straight completions. 

"My plan is to get ready to roll," Foles said. "That's my plan. Obviously we still have to look into a lot of different things (Monday), and it's unfortunate I couldn't finish the game today, but I want to get this thing going.

"I want to wear that jersey one more time. Hopefully more. All we have guaranteed is this week, so once again being in the moment and taking care of what I have to take care of now. I'm excited we were able to earn one more week."

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