(SportsData) – The Philadelphia Eagles announced Wednesday that they have placed quarterback Nick Foles on Injured Reserve with a fractured right hand, ending his season. Foles suffered the hairline fracture of his second metacarpal against the Washington Redskins on Sunday and it will keep him out of action for at least three weeks.
The Eagles will play their final game of the season on Sunday against the New York Giants and former starting quarterback Michael Vick is slated to start in place of Foles. Vick has not played since suffering a concussion against the Redskins on Nov. 11 and Sunday will, in all likelihood, be his final appearance with the Eagles because the team is expected to release him following the season. Vick signed a six-year, $100 million contract with the Eagles on Aug. 29, 2011.
“I’m not going out to audition for a job. I’m going out to try and win,” Vick told USA Today earlier this week after it was announced he would start the season finale. “My play and what I’ve done for this league and the accolades that I have speak for themselves. The thing I want to do is improve. Whatever happens next year happens. I’m just going to be a guy who, wherever I’m at, I’m going to make the team better.”
As for Foles, he finishes his rookie campaign with a 79.1 passer rating in seven games. He threw six touchdown passes against five interceptions and completed 60.8 percent of his passes.
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