Earlier today on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football, Mike Garafolo reported that the injury to Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles is not expected to be serious and all initial tests are “extremely positive.”
Tests taken at Soldier Filed last night indicated there was no fracture in his hip, but he will undergo further examination to make sure the extent of the damage.
From @gmfb: Despite the image of him leaving the field on a cart, #Bears QB Nick Foles did not suffer a major injury, sources say. Initial tests showed no fracture in his hip. He'll undergo further evaluation. pic.twitter.com/LmKR6uiYit— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 17, 2020
The Bears have a bye coming up this week, which will give them extra time for Foles to heal up, but also for Mitchell Trubisky to get his throwing shoulder right. Trubisky hasn’t been active since injuring himself in the one play he ran on November 1, in their loss to the New Orleans Saints.
The last time Trubisky hurt his shoulder he missed two weeks, so if this timetable is similar to that one, he should be good to go for their next game on November 29 against the Green Bay Packers.
If neither Foles nor Trubisky can play by then, it’ll be Tyler Bray and Kyle Sloter manning the quarterback position.
UPDATE: In other injury news, head coach Matt Nagy confirmed that Akiem Hicks has a right hamstring strain, and that punt returner Dwayne Harris may have a torn tricep, which would land him on season ending injured reserve. He also confirmed that the injury to Foles isn’t as bad as they feared and he’s calling it a hip/glute injury.