Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has a broken clavicle and it’s uncertain when he’ll return.
The Eagles also lost linebacker DeMeco Ryans for the season, reportedly with a torn right Achilles tendon.
Coach Chip Kelly said Monday that Foles, Ryans and injured right guard Todd Herremans were having MRI exams to determine the extent of their injuries. Herremans was playing with a torn left biceps before he hurt his ankle.
Foles was injured on a sack by Whitney Mercilus in the first quarter of Philadelphia’s 31-21 win over Houston on Sunday. Mark Sanchez replaced Foles and led the NFC East-leading Eagles to victory in his first action since 2012.
Players opt out of settlement
More than 200 former players or their families have opted out of the proposed settlement of NFL concussion claims, fewer than 1 percent of the retirees covered by the deal, according to court documents filed Monday.
Retired players who opted out of the proposed class-action settlement have the option of suing the NFL individually, but they presumably would have to show their brain injuries resulted from concussions suffered while they were playing for the league.
The NFL has agreed to pay at least $765 million, and more if needed, to address claims the NFL hid known concussion risks for years. Current players are not included in the litigation.
Vick on track to start again
Michael Vick expects to be ready for his second start with the Jets.
The veteran quarterback insisted he is fine after banging the back of his head and briefly leaving the Jets’ game at Kansas City on Sunday.
Vick was shaken up early in the fourth quarter of the Jets’ 24-10 loss when he was popped by Chiefs linebacker Josh Mauga after throwing an incomplete pass. Vick’s head slammed into the turf and he was slow to get up. He was replaced by Matt Simms, but passed the NFL’s concussion protocol before returning a few minutes later.
Around the league
Coach Mike McCarthy has signed a contract extension with the Packers. … 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore is weighing his football future less than a week after returning to the practice field following a two-year ordeal with a devastating college knee injury.
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