Quarterback Nate Sudfeld suffered a broken wrist in the Eagles’ first preseason game of the year. Doug Pederson says the injury will not be season-ending, but Sudfeld will require surgery.

Sudfeld was having a solid night in the game before going down with the injury, throwing 10/18 for 177 yards and a touchdown.

The injury came after a late hit in the final minutes of the second quarter, and it was clear the injury was significant after Sudfeld was carted off the sideline with his left arm in an air cast.

After Sudfeld left play, Cody Kessler and Clayton Thorson struggled in their play.

Kessler, who also seemed to suffer a hand injury, was 3/6 for just 12 yards. Thorson was abysmal, completing just 2 of 9 passes for 7 yards and an interception.

However, Pederson does say the team is confident in Kessler and Thorson as the backups to Carson Wentz.


The injury is clearly disappointing for Sudfeld, who is both in a contract year and was set to be depended on to be the lead back up to Wentz. The Eagles will roll with what they have for now, but it would be wise for the team to bring in another quarterback.

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