Carson Wentz addresses the fans for the first time since being injured

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Quarterback Carson Wentz
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Quarterback Carson Wentz /

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz took to social media to thank his supporters.

The last 24 hours have been rough for the Philadelphia Eagles. Even though the team just clinched the NFC East for the first time since 2013, it has still been a grim day in Philadelphia. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson held his weekly press conference at noon on Monday to update everybody on the status of Carson Wentz.

After being optimistic about the severity of the injury, Pederson announced that Wentz has torn his ACL. He will undergo surgery in a few days and will not return this season. The timetable for Wentz’s return is not set at the moment, but we know for a fact that the Eagles will not be rushing him back.

Since Wentz left the field in Sunday’s game, he didn’t have a chance to speak to the media. Although he sent out a quick tweet congratulating the team for finishing out the win, he never really addressed the injury. Just recently, Wentz took to Instagram and Twitter to thank his supporters and give everybody an update.

A word from Wentz:

Faith in Foles…

Wentz sure looks like he is having a hard time with the injury. But we all know he is mentally strong. Pederson and Wentz both have made it clear that he will be beside the team one-hundred percent while being out with his injury.

Pederson told the media on Monday that Wentz will have to put on his coaching hat and take on a verbal role. As one of the teams’ captains, he will be on the sidelines and in the quarterback room helping out Nick Foles throughout the remainder of the season.

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As for Wentz’s return, it will be great to see him overcome his devastating injury. He is clearly going to back with a vengeance and we are sure that his return will be worth the wait. As for right now though, it is time to rally behind Foles and the rest of the team. There is still plenty of football left to be played and this season isn’t over until it’s over.