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Foles out for at least 6-8 weeks, but won't need surgery

Nick Foles won't need surgery to correct a broken collarbone, but the Eagles quarterback is expected to be sidelined for at least 6-8 weeks, according to an NFL source.

Eagles coach Chip Kelly said today that Foles had a "crack" in his clavicle, but that he had no further details. Foles' MRI revealed no further damage than a hairline fraction, per the source. The injury was on his non-throwin left side.

Last season, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers missed seven weeks with a similar injury, although it was to his throwing arm. He didn't have surgery.

Foles suffered the injury late in the first quarter of the Eagles' 31-21 win over the Texans on Sunday. Mark Sanchez stepped in and performed admirably. Sanchez will now be the starter for at least the next six games and possibly for the rest of the regular season.

The earliest Foles could conceivably return would be for the Eagles' Dec. 20 game -- their 15th of the season -- against the Redskins.

If Foles' recovery from injury drags on, the Eagles could decide to place him on season-ending Injured Reserve. Aside from Sanchez, Matt Barkley is the only other healthy quarterback on the Eagles' 53-man roster. G.J. Kinne is on the practice squad.