After a strong campaign in his first preseason game of 2019, Nate Sudfeld ended his night early by going down with an injury.
Just an hour before the first preseason game for the Philadelphia Eagles 2019 offseason, fans were made aware that starting quarterback Carson Wentz would not play. That’s when Lincoln Financial Field turned into the Nate Sudfeld show on Thursday night.
Last offseason, Sudfeld showed some solid flashes as the teams’ third-string quarterback. This year though, the pressure is on for him to be Wentz’s direct backup. So knowing Nick Foles is officially out of the picture, many were excited to see what Sudfeld brought to the table.
Similar to the last offseason, Sudfeld got off a decent start in his first two quarters. He put together some decent drives — one of which, ended with a 75-yard bomb to roster hopeful, Marken Michel. Unfortunately, Sudfeld couldn’t put an end to his night on his own terms.
Sudfeld heads to the locker room early
Sudfeld ended up completing 10 of his 18 passes for 177 yards and a touchdown. He was slated to come out of the game after halftime, but his night would end earlier. On his final play, Sudfeld took a tough shot, which he would get up from — but it was evident he was shaking his wrist.
Clearly, the Eagles backup was experiencing some pain. Eagles’ third-string veteran quarterback Cody Kessler would come in as backup while Sudfeld headed over to the medical tent. There is no immediate word on how serious the injury is, or what exactly happened, but it is quite clear that it has something to do with his arm.
According to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane, Sudfeld was carted inside the locker room at The Linc while sporting an air cast on his arm. Clearly, his night is over as he will undergo tests back in the locker room. Kessler and rookie quarterback Clayton Thorson will handle the offense for the Eagles’ second half against the Titans.