Nick Foles: Upper-body injury 'not a big deal'

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) throws the ball during minicamp at Novacare Complex on June 12.Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (file photo)

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles isn't sounding the alarm despite missing practice for the third straight day on Tuesday.

Foles has been sidelined due to upper-body soreness, notably muscle spasms in neck and shoulder area.

"Nothing crazy ... it's going to be fine," the reigning Super Bowl Most Valuable Player said, via NJ.com. "It's not a big deal. We're just being smart."

Head coach Doug Pederson said no decision has been made about whether Foles will play in a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday. With Carson Wentz continuing his recovery from a knee injury, third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld and Joe Callahan likely will get the snaps versus the Steelers.

Although Wentz is expected to be ready for the season opener, Philadelphia reworked Foles' contract a week before the 2018 NFL Draft with an upgraded deal for the upcoming campaign and a mutual option for 2019.

Foles led the Eagles to their first title since 1960 by completing 28 of 43 passes for three touchdowns and 373 yards in a 41-33 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

The 29-year-old Foles also caught a TD pass right before halftime on the famous "Philly Special" play.

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