Dr. Rajpal Brar is a doctor of physical therapy, a sports scientist, and a wellness coach (among other things), and, on Tuesday, he provided us with a brilliant explanation of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz’s injury.
If you’re like every member and writer of FanSided‘s Inside The Iggles, you’re probably scratching your head every time you see Carson Wentz, the franchise quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, standing on the sideline. Why is he standing and smiling? Why isn’t he wincing in pain?
After all, he does have a broken back right?
There’s also another component to all of this. How is it possible for someone to have a broken back and for that to be something that we’re told can heal without any type of surgery?
Just like you, we heard and read all of the stories about there being no need for Wentz to go under the knife, and again, we were forced to scratch our heads. It was at that point (right after we looked around at each other and realized, again, that none of us had a medical degree of any sort), that we decided to look around for some sort of medical explanation.
That’s when we found something from Dr. Rajpal Brar. He literally does everything from physical therapy to sports science to sports medicine and performance to health and wellness coaching. On Tuesday, he gave everybody a little lesson on what’s going on with Wentz.
This one’s pretty interesting. Take a look.
Philly’s QB1 has been diagnosed with a spinal compression fracture. Again, that doesn’t require surgery. Apparently it can be healed with the proper amount of rest and relaxation.
Correct us if we’re wrong, but that doesn’t sound as though throwing on a pair of shoulder pads is in his immediate future. Still, the Eagles have yet to announce that they’ll place him on the team’s IR (injured reserve). We’ll have to wait and see if they go that route somewhere in the next few weeks.