Found August 13, 2012 on PPR Fantasy Football:
Eagles backup quarterback Mike Kafka suffered a broken left hand in the Eagles 24-23 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Kafka played through the injury during the game, but will now be sidelined as his left hand is heavily wrapped.  Kafka throws with his right hand, so he is still participating in a limited role during practice.  Today he threw during individual drills and 7 on 7, but sat out during the team session.  He cannot take snaps with the wrap on his hand. Kafka’s unfortunate injury has opened the door for rookie Nick Foles to step up.  Foles played very well in the first preseason game tossing a touchdown to fellow rookie Damaris Johnson and another touchdown to Mardy Gilyard.  The offense was inept under Vick and Kafka, but Foles’ rookie debut seemed to spark the team.  Foles has a big arm and did not seem intimidated playing in his first NFL game.  After his performance against the Steelers there were already whispers about him challenging Kafka for the backup r...

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