Eagles lose yet another quarterback, Cody Kessler, to injury as Carson Wentz sits out


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Martin Frank, The News Journal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It didn’t take long for the Eagles to lose another quarterback as Cody Kessler left the game 2½ minutes in after getting leveled from behind by a Jacksonville Jaguars defender on Thursday night.

This came one week after Nate Sudfeld suffered a broken wrist against the Tennessee Titans.

The Eagles announced that Kessler has a concussion. He was taken into the locker room later in the first quarter, and didn’t return. Kessler can’t play again until he gets cleared by an independent neurologist after going through the concussion protocol.

That left Thorson as the only quarterback active to play Thursday night, although the Eagles do have two wide receivers who were accomplished college quarterbacks in Greg Ward and Braxton Miller. 

Thorson finished 16-for-26 for 175 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Eagles’ 24-10 victory. Ward did throw a pass on a handoff from Thorson. It was incomplete.

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