As we wrote earlier this week, Jaguars new free agent star quarterback Nick Foles had been excused from their OTA workouts for what was described as “personal reasons.” We’ve now learned that it’s an unfortunate pregnancy tragedy for Foles’ wife that has him away for now.
Tori Foles (in the middle of the photo below) announced on social media Wednesday evening that she had suffered a miscarriage 15 weeks into her second pregnancy:
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Read below for full story. So thankful for this family right here and miss having them right down the street! Our weekend together was not quite as planned, but blessed by their presence and the help they provided us with an unexpected set of circumstances that nick and I suddenly found ourselves in. As several of you knew, we were about 15 weeks pregnant with our 2nd baby. Early Sunday morning after a rough couple days fighting a “virus” of some sort, I went into sudden labor and knew something was wrong. Not long after we learned we had miscarried our baby boy. To fully labor and deliver and even see our baby boy was a pretty devastating process. Come to find that I had contracted an infection of pneumonia in the blood. The emotions go back and forth from immense and overwhelming sadness, confusion and anger to a firm belief that God has this fully in his hands and will use this for good. We cannot always understand or explain, but we know that is true. We’ve endured some unique challenges as a couple so far, but never quite knew what something like this felt like and now we do. We have so much compassion and sensitivity to those who have gone through a miscarriage at any point and in any circumstance. We know they all happen very differently. We are finally home from the hospital and recovering physically from the infection with antibiotics (already much better) as well as emotionally from this traumatic loss. This will take time. So many thanks to everyone who has reached out to us and who has been praying for us. Thank you Taylor family for being here this weekend. We had a pretty fun weekend planned, and it was turned upside down, but God knew we needed you. ❤️ Also a heartfelt thank you to Baptist Beaches hospital staff in maternity. What an incredible team of doctors and nurses that took care of us the last 4 days. ❤️
It’s further heartbreaking that Tori Foles relayed she had to still go through the labor process despite her child having been deceased and has been hospitalized, since Sunday.
Tori has written a beautiful heartfelt post explaining what we have gone through this last week. We are grateful for all the love, support and prayers. 2 Cor 12:9
— Nick Foles (@NickFoles) May 30, 2019
Just last week, new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, who came to Jacksonville in part to try to lure Foles to rejoin him in North Florida, was raving about Foles and his leadership already on and off the field with the Jaguars.
Difilippo was the quarterback coach in Philadelphia, when Foles took over for the injured Carson Wentz and the Eagles went on to win the Super Bowl two years ago defeating the Patriots in Minnesota to capture the Lombardi Trophy. Foles also replaced Wentz due to injury late last year, and helped the Eagles upset the Bears in the NFC Wildcard round at Soldier Field.
It is Foles 4th different team in his career, and he’s now, trying to get acclimated to new teammates like RB Leonard Fournette and work with young receivers like D.J. Chark and Dede Westbrook in the Spring months.
Also, last week, VP of football Tom Coughlin revealed that Foles has been going over to Fournette’s home to go over DeFilippo’s new offensive scheme and sets with him to be better prepared for these workouts.
Certainly, the events of this weekend supersede football.
It is not known on Wednesday night, when Foles might return. However it’s still almost two weeks away from Jaguars mandatory mini-camp, which will be the first time that the team can have full on practice in pads for a day or two in the off season.
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