Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid announced Monday that quarterback Nick Foles has a hairline fracture of the second metacarpal bone in his right hand and Michael Vick will start the season finale Sunday against the New York Giants.
"That's the direction we're going in as we speak," Reid said Monday of starting Vick.
Foles sustained the injury late in the first half of the Eagles 27-20 loss to the Washington Redskins, according to NFL.com. However, he stayed in the game and finished 32 of 48 for 345 yards with a touchdown and an interception. An MRI taken after the game revealed a hairline fracture.
Vick has been out for five games with a concussion but was cleared to play last week.
"He's had a couple of weeks of practice here," the coach said. "I thought the first week, he was a little bit rusty out there. I thought this past week, he threw it around well. He feels good. He obviously deserves an opportunity to play."
The Eagles (4-11) were evaluating the young Foles in recent weeks and may part ways with Reid and Vick at the end of the season.
Reid said the choice between Vick and Edwards came down to the fact that Vick "had been the No. 1."
Foles, who started six games and played 27 quarters, finished the season with a 79.1 passer rating. He had a 60.8 completion percentage and threw just five interceptions in 265 attempts.