As he sat on a plastic bench and peered at the tablet before him, Foles seemed uncharacteristically expressionless. Maybe it was Doug Pederson's coaching or the cheesesteaks in Philadelphia that had taken its toll on him, but whatever the reason, he didn't look like the Super Bowl hero who pushed the Eagles to their first Lombardi trophy.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (WPVI) -- Colts backup quarterback Nick Foles exited Sunday's game in the second quarter with a rib injury after being sacked by Giants rookie linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux. Foles took the hit on his blind side and began writhing in pain as the Giants defender celebrated with a snow angel on the turf. Foles then got up, walked to the sideline and was soon carted off the field.
After a shaky start to the season, Foles has bounced back in recent weeks, but Sunday's injury will likely end his year. He will be replaced by Sam Ehlinger in the regular-season finale against the Texans on Sunday.
Foles has been a backup for most of his NFL career but is renowned for his ability to play through adversity. Those who have worked with him say he has an intangible that teammates gravitate toward, something that's hard to put into words but can be felt when you're around him. They also believe he still has more magic left in his right arm. This is the first time Foles has been injured in a regular season game since his Super Bowl triumph.