Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Eagles backup QB Nate Sudfeld is expected to return in six weeks after undergoing surgery this morning for a broken bone above his left wrist.
Eagles HC Doug Pederson announced after Thursday’s preseason game that QB Nate Sudfeld suffered a broken left wrist, but it’s not considered a season-ending injury.
Philadelphia has already scheduled surgery for Sudfeld Friday morning.
Sudfled left the game with an air cast on his left arm, so it was clear that this was a major injury.
Sudfeld, 25, is a former sixth-round pick of the Redskins back in 2016. He signed a four-year, $2.47 million contract with Washington but was cut loose coming out of the 2017 preseason.
Sudfeld signed on with Eagles’ practice squad shortly after and was eventually promoted to the active roster. He was able to stay on Philadelphia’s active roster and was able to earn a backup role.
The Eagles re-signed Sudfeld as a restricted free agent this offseason. The second-round tender will cost them $3.095 million for the 2019 season.
In 2018, Sudfeld appeared in two games for the Eagles and recorded one completion for 22 yards and a touchdown.