Nick Foles, the quarterback for Chicago Bears, suffered a severe injury on Monday night while playing against the Minnesota Vikings. The Bears lost the game to the Vikings and the scoreline read: 19-13.
The Vikings had cornered Foles and ultimately pinned him down to the floor. Ifeadi Odenigbo took him down and he appeared to land hard on his right hip.
Even under such circumstances, Foles made a move and passed the ball to his teammate; however, they declared the pass to be an incomplete one.
Foles was carted off the field. However, at that moment it was very unclear how severely he had injured himself. All this happened in the last few minutes of the 4th quarter, right before the contest came to an end.
This last defeat has now placed the Bears in a very tough spot. They now have to progress to a much-needed bye-week, without their quarterback Nick Foles.
Head Coach Matt Nagy was anxious about Foles’ injuries. He rushed to the scene and felt terrible for him. He just hoped that nothing major had happened to him.
Post-game in an interview, Nagy said a few things to shed some light on his point of view of Foles’ injury.
“When I got out there right away, I wasn’t sure what it was,” Bears coach Matt Nagy said in an interview right after the game. “I didn’t know if it was like his ribs or shoulder or what. And then, when I saw, the amount of pain that he was in on the ground.
“You know, I hope he’s OK, but he was in a lot of pain and he’s a tough dude. When you see that, you’re down there with him, you feel for him just because you don’t know how good or bad it is. So, that part’s hard.”
Nagy further told the press that Foles’ hips and legs were being tested for damage.