Foles’ injury not season-ending, Stoops saysby Anthony Gimino on Oct. 18, 2010, under Sports
Arizona Wildcats coach Mike Stoops wouldn’t take direct questions about the status of quarterback Nick Foles’ injured knee on Monday, but said it was not a season-ending injury. He called it a “week-to-week” situation.
Foles has returned to his hometown of Austin, Texas, for a couple of days to be with family and have his knee looked at it, Stoops said.
“He’ll keep in touch. He’s optimistic,” Stoops said. “And you know Nick will come back stronger than ever, and he’ll come back as well as he can. …
“He’s responded well in the 24 hours since this occurred.”
Foles was injured Saturday at Washington State when defensive end Travis Long rolled into his leg after the quarterback had thrown a pass. Stoops said after the game that Foles had suffered a sprained right knee.
“I’ll know next Monday what the likelihood of his earliest return will be,” Stoops said. “He’ll be back when he’s ready.”
Junior Matt Scott takes over the starting role, backed up by junior Bryson Beirne.
“We feel very comfortable with Matt and are excited to watch him play,’ Stoops said. “Matt is a guy who I said all along we can win at the highest level with.”