Carson Wentz to begin 11-on-11 drills with Philadelphia Eagles

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 12: Carson Wentz
CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 12: Carson Wentz /

Another day passes, and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz takes another step in the right direction with his recovery.

By now, Philadelphia Eagles fans are, no doubt, sick of the amount of time they’ve spent hearing or reading that their quarterback, Carson Wentz, tore his ACL and LCL in December of 2017. They’re probably sick of hearing the back and forth about whether or not he’ll be in the lineup for Philly’s first regular season game. Regardless of what they’re feeling, we can all say one thing with certainty.

Everybody, ultimately, just wants Wentz to be healthy, and they want him on the field as soon as possible. That and they want him to have a long career.

Here’s some good news.

For the most part, every step of Wentz’s recovery process, according to coaches, has been a step in the right direction. On August 19th, there will be yet another. According to several sources, including ESPN’s Chris Mortensen and team sources, Wentz will be in the lineup when Philly returns to the practice field on Sunday.

Here’s an official tweet from Mortensen himself, as well as one from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter:

Philly’s coaching carousel has been quite an interesting one to watch. Christian Hackenberg was signed out of nowhere. Wentz sat out of both of Philly’s first two preseason games, as expected. Nate Sudfeld started the first of those games. He looked both good and bad at times. Nick Foles sat out of the season opener with muscle spasms. He’d return for Philly’s second game.

Then, Foles got hurt again. He has a shoulder strain, but it seems as though it isn’t serious. He may even practice some in the coming week. Stay tuned on that one.

For now, let’s look at Wentz’s latest step in the right direction for what it is. He’s one step closer to getting back on the playing field. That’s all any Eagles fan could hope for.

The regular season is approaching.