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Eagles backup QB Nate Sudfeld to miss 6 weeks
Eagles backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld left the team’s preseason opener on Thursday night with an air cast on his left (non-throwing) wrist and now, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he’ll miss the next six weeks.
After undergoing surgery this morning for a broken bone above his left wrist, Eagles’ backup QB Nate Sudfeld is expected to return in six weeks, per source. Best-case scenario for Philly.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 9, 2019
Starter Carson Wentz has missed eight regular season games over the past two seasons with knee and back injuries.
The Buccaneers can exhale after an MRI reportedly revealed that DT Vita Vea won’t need surgery to repair a knee injury suffered earlier this week at practice. The 2018 first-rounder will likely miss 6-8 weeks, which would take him roughly through Week 4 of the regular season.
Following his MRI, good news for #Bucs 2018 first-round DT Vita Vea. Sources say he can return within the first 4 weeks of the season but no surgery is required for his knee injury. Or what @MikeGarafolo tweeted a few days ago. Should miss minimal game time. (Fixed earlier tweet)— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 9, 2019
Although Tampa Bay dodged a bullet, it’s the second straight year that Vita will be sidelined to start the season.
Broncos TE Austin Fort suffers torn ACL
Undrafted rookie TE Austin Fort’s quest to make the Broncos’ roster came screeching to a halt Thursday night when he suffered a torn ACL in Denver’s preseason loss to the Seahawks.
Broncos’ undrafted free agent TE Austin Fort, who was challenging for a roster spot and playing time, tore his ACL last night in Seattle and is out for the season, per source. The worst part of the preseason.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 9, 2019
Fort had impressed in training camp leading up to the injury and was even practicing with the Broncos’ first team, prompting head coach Vic Fangio to single him out and say, “Those reps will come back to really help him. [I’m] anxious to see him play.”
The Broncos placed Fort on the injured reserve later Friday.
Instead, Denver and its thin tight end corps will now have to find depth elsewhere.
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