Eagles Backup QB Mike Kafka Breaks Hand, Out 2-3 Weeks

CINCINNATI - AUGUST 20: Mike Kafka #3 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws a pass during the NFL preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on August 20 2010 in Cincinnati Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Mike Kafka will miss two to three weeks after fracturing his non-throwing hand during the Eagles' preseason opener Thursday. Rookie Nick Foles now assumes the team's top backup spot behind Michael Vick.

Mike Kafka will miss two to three weeks after fracturing his non-throwing hand during the Philadelphia Eagles' preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday. With Kafka, out, rookie Nick Foles will assume backup duties, with Trent Edwards sliding up into the No. 3 slot.

Kafka was having a rough outing against the Steelers before he had his hand stepped on. He went 5-for-9 for 31 yards and an interception. He will have a tough time getting back in rhythm now, but at least Kafka can still participate in 7-on-7 drills during practice. Unfortunately, Kafka is on the cusp of making the team at the moment. If he can't participate in preseason, he could find himself looking for a new team soon.

Foles now assumes a lot more pressure heading into his first NFL season, considering Michael Vick's recent injury problems.

For more on Kafka and the Eagles, head over to Bleeding Green Nation and check out SB Nation Philly.

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