Nick Foles is ready to navigate his team through the postseason once again.
The Eagles quarterback suffered bruised ribs in Sunday’s shutout win over the Redskins but will start in the wild-card round against the Bears, the team announced Monday.
Per Head Coach Doug Pederson, Nick Foles will start at quarterback this Sunday against Chicago.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/yNr2Vd9z48
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 31, 2018
NFL Media noted Foles underwent tests Monday that revealed no break, giving the team the expectation that he’ll be ready to play.
Foles left Sunday’s game at Washington in the fourth quarter after suffering an injury to his chest. He initially was ruled questionable to return but never came back on the field.
“I’m sore right now,” Foles told reporters after the game Sunday. “We’ll find out what’s going on tomorrow. Tomorrow’s a big day.”
Before exiting the game, Foles tied Philip Rivers for the NFL’s most consecutive completions record (25). He completed 28 of 33 passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.
The Bears are slated to host the Eagles at 4:40 p.m. ET Sunday, with the winner set to move on and visit the Rams or Saints in the division round.