Report: Nate Sudfeld to miss six weeks with left wrist injury

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Eagles head coach Doug Pederson didn’t feel an urgent need to add a quarterback after Nate Sudfeld fractured his left wrist in Thursday night’s game against the Titans and a post-surgery report about his recovery timeline probably won’t cause a shift in that opinion.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Sudfeld is expected to return to action in six weeks. That would leave him out of action for the start of the regular season, but not so long that it would force the team to make another move if they are comfortable with Cody Kessler and Clayton Thorson behind Carson Wentz.

The remaining preseason games will likely determine if that’s the case. Kessler was 3-of-6 for 12 yards last night while Thorson was 2-of-9 for seven yards and an interception.

Sudfeld was 10-of-18 for 177 yards and a touchdown before getting hurt. He’s appeared in three regular season games over the last two seasons.

11 responses to “Report: Nate Sudfeld to miss six weeks with left wrist injury

  1. Sudfeld is a serviceable back-up. He looked relatively solid against what was mostly the Titans first-team defense. Reports have stated that Thorson’s looked bad all camp and it showed. He was just plain terrible last night.

  2. Come on Jeff Laurie. Do the right thing. Give Kaepernick a call and see if he has anything left in the tank. Why shouldn’t he at lease get a try out when Mike Vick got an eventual starting job after jail time for horrible crimes against animals. If he stinks, the world will see it and you can cut him. If he can play, you get a premiere back up for next to nothing.

  3. Sanchez, are you out of your mind? Why would you bring a cancer and a circus to a team like this? Clueless!

  4. I like Sudfeld. He’s not timid, not trying to dink-and-dunk. Obviously no St. Nick but still better than many backups.

  5. Sammy (Sleeves) Bradford is a decent option. He knows the offence and staff. Brock Osweiler is another option. Please no Buttfumble of Kaepernick!

  6. Nothing to see here. 6 weeks is propaganda speak for 8 weeks, though. But either way, keep vet Kessler as back-up for the 1st 1/4 of the season, put thorson on the practice squad, done and done. Wentz usually lasts through the 1st half of the season anyway haha.

    That last sentence was for the trolls. Wentz gonna dominate your face this year, buds. Sit back and enjoy.

  7. IF they make a move, I do like the option of Bradford… saying he knows the offense from one offseason 3 years ago is a stretch maybe, but he is a smart guy and could probably be counted on for a few games if wentz were to go down before Suds is ok.

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