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Nick Foles (broken collarbone) likely out one month

Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Nick Foles suffered a broken collarbone Sunday and will likely be out at least one month, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, via a source informed of the injury. 

Rapoport added that the quarterback will have additional tests to determine the injury's severity and if there are other related injuries.

Foles left the Eagles-Texans game at the end of the first quarter with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder and did not return for the start of the second half after undergoing X-rays. The team later ruled him out for the afternoon, which kicked off a dreary day for the Eagles and the team's training staff.

Foles landed hard on the shoulder after being forced to the ground by Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus, the first in a series of bad omens in Houston.

The Eagles lost linebacker DeMeco Ryansa few quarters later. Per Rapoport, the injury is believed to be a season-ending Achilles tear, which delivered a gigantic blow to the heart of Philadelphia's defense. Todd Herremans, who was just battling back from an elbow injury, also left the game in bad shape. Head coach Chip Kelly later announced that Ryans hurt his ankle, calling him a "one-armed, one-legged man" after the game.

In the short term, the team is leading the division and appears better equipped to handle a change at quarterback than the Dallas Cowboys. However, as the Eagles get deeper into the winter, they'll miss the experience and toughness in the middle of their defense and offensive line.

Ryans played in 491 of the team's defensive snaps heading into Sunday. He also came into the game with a team-high 31 tackles. His ability against the run, especially, will be missed as the team tries to mount a playoff run with or without Foles.

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