Philadelphia Eagles: Will Carson Wentz get shut down for the rest of the year?
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz could end up missing the rest of the year, according to Ian Rapoport.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it does. Yes, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is the newest name added to already extensive injury report. Although Wentz has had slight issues in the past, which forced him to miss a practice or two, this time around his injury seems a little bit more severe. The bad news is, he will miss this week’s game, and potentially more. The good news is, it has nothing to do with his knee.
What’s the issue? Well, Carson Wentz has been dealing with back pain since early October. Just remember, the Eagles offensive line hasn’t kept the Eagles golden boy as protected this season, and Wentz ended up taking a ton of hits early on in the year. There’s no specific play that we are aware of when Wentz’s back started bothering him, but we have been warned about the injury before. Now, it looks like Wentz has had enough.
On Wednesday, Wentz surprisingly jumped onto the injury report as a no-show. Back Spasms was the reported injury, which typically doesn’t have any long-term setbacks. However, it wasn’t even an hour since that original report came out when NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport put out there that Wentz is not only expected to miss this season but the rest of 2018 as well.
Is Wentz seriously in danger of missing the last three games?
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has yet to confirm or deny this report from Rapoport. Pederson kept his update on Wentz simple and to the point – they will continue to monitor his injury status and will work as best as they can to get him back on track. That’s it — no timetable set for a return or anything. Therefore, it will be Nick Foles’ offense until further notice.
Have we seen this before? Kidding. This is the same exact situation that happened last year, except the only difference is that the Eagles are almost eliminated from playoff contention. There’s still a slight chance that they can climb back into a wild-card spot, but it’s not going to be easy. Maybe Foles will give the team a much-needed boost on offense. Perhaps not. We’ll see how well the offense does this week with No. 9 under center once again.