Nick Foles' broken left collarbone "isn't healed yet," Eagles coach Chip Kelly confirmed Monday. The quarterback underwent an examination on Friday. Kelly said the bone is healing, but Foles has not yet been cleared to return to practice.
Kelly has not provided a timetable for Foles' return. The expected recovery was about six to eight weeks. Only four weeks have passed since the injury. Foles will need to go through another medical exam before he is cleared. Kelly said he did not know when that would be.
Quarterback Mark Sanchez will continue to start for the Eagles when the Seattle Seahawks visit on Sunday. Foles has attended the Eagles' practices and games, done cardiovascular work, and has even been seen passing the ball.
Television cameras caught Sanchez and receiver Riley Cooper in an on-field spat late in the 33-10 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday. Kelly tried downplaying the incident on Monday and joked that they were arguing over what they would "eat for Thanksgiving after the game."
"Guys yell at guys all the time," Kelly said. "I don't know why that's a big deal. You could catch someone yelling at somebody probably on every play. Not a big deal. I think we weren't in the right formation and we were trying to get lined up."
Kelly said Cooper was not the only player who was not lined up at the time. The Eagles burned a timeout on the play.
If it looked bad on television, Kelly said reporters should listen to what's said on his headset during the game. He also compared it to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's emotion on the sideline.
"It's an emotional game played by emotional players," Kelly said. "I think they're playing at a high level and when guys make mistakes, they get not too happy about it. I mean, that's part of the game. I'm surprised at the line of questioning. That's not the first time people have screamed and yelled at each other out here. So it's not a big deal."
Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley wants to gauge Kelly's interest in the Gators' head coaching vacancy, according to a report by WIP-FM (94.1).