Nick Foles and Tyreek Hill both suffer game-ending shoulder injuries
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill left the field with a shoulder after a tackle by Jalen Ramsey.
Last Updated: 08/09/19 10:24pm
Jacksonville Jaguars starting quarterback Nick Foles broke his left collarbone in Sunday's loss against the Kansas City Chiefs and will need surgery, he confirmed to reporters after the game.
Foles, making his starting debut for Jacksonville after arriving from Philadelphia, said the injury was worse than the broken collarbone he sustained with the Eagles in 2014. That injury happened in early November of that season; he did not have surgery and missed the final two months of the year.
Foles was hurt on a 35-yard touchdown pass to DJ Chark with 5:23 remaining in the first quarter. As he released the throw, he was hit by Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones, who landed on Foles and drove his left shoulder into the ground.
The signal-caller was taken to the locker room for X-rays, and he later returned to the team's sideline in street clothes with his left arm in a padded sling.
Foles was 5-of-8 passing for 75 yards before departing.
Washington State rookie Gardner Minshew II, a sixth-round pick, replaced Foles and performed well, going 22 of 25 for 275 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
The Jaguars lost 40-26.
There was another injury at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville with Kansas City wide receiver Tyreek Hill also carted off the field in the first quarter with a shoulder injury.
Hill's injury was severe enough for him to be sent to a Jacksonville-area hospital and be treated by the trauma department, the Chiefs said.
Head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder called it a sternal clavicular joint injury, where the clavicle pushes into the sternum. He added that Hill was being treated at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville "to reduce the dislocation of the injury."
Hill, who had two catches for 16 yards, was injured on the second reception after being tackled by Jacksonville cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
The Chiefs had another injury scare in the first half, as reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes limped off the field after spraining his left ankle. It appeared to be tweaked during a sack.
After having his ankle taped on the sideline, Mahomes returned without missing an offensive play.
Mahomes was 25-of-33 passing for 378 yards and three touchdowns.