Monday, December 24, 2012

Foles out with broken hand; Vick in for finale

Special to the Phanatic 

Philadelphia,  PA --  More bad news as the 2012 season slowly slides into oblivion with one game remaining.
Eagles rookie quarterback  Nick Foles  has been ruled out of Sunday's  season-finale against  the New  York Giants with a broken right hand.

Foles  injured  his throwing hand sometime  in the first half of last Sunday's 27-20 home loss to the Washington Redskins.

"Nick will obviously not play this week," Birds head coach Andy Reid said on Monday. "This  was something that showed up on the MRI this morning, it wasn't present on the X-ray."

Over  seven games this season, Foles, the University of Arizona product, threw for 1,699 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions.

Michael Vick is expected to start in place of Foles at MetLife Stadium six days from now.

"There's a pretty good chance Michael will be the starter," Reid said. "That's what  we're looking  at right now. That's  the direction I'm going as we speak right now."

Vick  was replaced by  Foles after suffering a concussion in the midst of a Week 10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys and has been inactive since.

Over  nine games this season Vick completed 185-of-316 passes for 2,165 yards, 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Vick has also rushed for 307 yards and a touchdown, while losing 10 fumbles.

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