PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Eagles backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld left the Birds’ preseason opener with a broken wrist. The injury appeared to happen late in the second quarter against the Titans on Thursday.
Sudfeld took a hit and used his wrists to break his fall as he was being tackled to the ground. He immediately grabbed his left wrist.READ MORE: Facility Issues Close Yet Another Philadelphia Rec Center Amid Rising Gun Violence Problem
Sudfeld was later seen being carted to the locker room with an air cast on his left wrist.
— Dan Koob (@DanKoob) August 9, 2019
Head coach Doug Pederson said Sudfeld will have surgery Friday, but the injury is not season-ending.READ MORE: Camden City School District Offering $1,000 For Parents To Drive Kids To School Due To Bus Driver Shortage
#Eagles coach Doug Pederson tells reporters that QB Nate Sudfeld suffered a broken left wrist and will have surgery on Friday. But they won’t bring in a QB just yet. It’s on Cody Kessler to back up.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 9, 2019
Prior to the injury, Sudfeld went 10 for 18 with 177 yards and a 75-yard touchdown toss. Cody Kessler came in to replace Sudfeld.
After Nick Foles signed with the Jaguars in free agency, the Eagles counted on Sudfeld to back up oft-injured Carson Wentz.MORE NEWS: FDA Authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 Booster Shot For Americans Over 65, Those At High-Risk
Wentz did not play Thursday night.