Carson Wentz is officially out for the season
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Carson Wentz is officially ruled out for the season.
We are sure you have heard the news by now, but in case you haven’t, Carson Wentz will be done for the remainder of the season. After a major win by the Philadelphia Eagles, the team feared that Wentz’ season would be in jeopardy after a late third quarter injury. It was announced shortly after the game that the Eagles believed he tore his ACL.
The best case scenario on Sunday night would be a partial tear in his knee. After initial tests, the Eagles were optimistic that he did not fully tear his ACL. After a long flight back to Philly and an official MRI, it is confirmed that Wentz has the worst case scenario of a torn ACL.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson confirmed the news immediately during his press conference on Monday. Moving forward, Nick Foles will be the starting quarterback of the Eagles. While it hurts to see Wentz’s MVP season end like this, it will be interesting to see how the team gets through this.
Heading to the playoffs…
The Eagles victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday got them a guaranteed entry into the playoffs. At this point, they are working on remaining in the first seed to ensure that they have a first-round by and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. With Foles being an experienced quarterback, especially in Philadelphia, Eagles fans should remain confident.
The team may have lost Wentz, but there are many more reasons why they are 11-3. They still have one of the best defenses in the NFL along with a solid offensive line and some productive running backs. This is not the end of the road for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Foles gets his chance to prove he can still ball next week against the New York Giants. He has played them twice in his career during his first tenure with the Eagles. Both games resulted in a win for Philadelphia. After that, Foles and the Eagles return back to Lincoln Financial Field for two more games to prepare for playoffs. At that point, they may not have to play on the road for the rest of the season.
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As for Wentz, it will be awhile before we get to see the superstar do his thing again. At this point, all Eagles fans can do is pray for a speedy recovery and put faith in Foles. He will have Wentz with him behind the scenes helping out, as that is all he really can do.