Carson Wentz is still rehabbing, should be ready for OTAs
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is still in rehab for his back injury that he suffered last season.
Are you looking for some positive news regarding the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback situation? Well, according to Eagles’ head coach Doug Pederson, he sounds quite optimistic about Carson Wentz’s return by OTAs. As Pederson and his scooter sat at a table in Arizona on Tuesday for the coaches/owners meeting, Pederson fielded questions from the local media. Obviously, everybody’s first question had to be about Eagles’ quarterback, Carson Wentz.
What’s going on with the Eagles’ franchise passer? It sounds like he’s still rehabbing his back injury from last season. It’s unclear how exactly the injury came about, but many speculated that Wentz’s knee issue didn’t do his back any favors. And some believe that because of his torn ACL, it ended up causing a stress fracture in his back. Although none of that could be confirmed, we only knew one thing for sure – Wentz was going to miss the rest of the 2018 season.
Here we go again, as we head into an offseason with Wentz’s health in question. This time around though, we should be more optimistic. Wentz didn’t have any surgical procedures done, which is a positive. Hopefully, he’s going to be healed up by the time offseason activities roll around. According to Coach Pederson, it sounds like Wentz should be ready by OTAs.
What if Wentz is behind?
Doug Pederson made one thing clear about Wentz’s current injury – If he isn’t actually ready to go by OTAs, they won’t rush him back. And since Pederson said that, the Eagles should be hopeful that Wentz doesn’t rush himself back as well. Many believe that Wentz ended up getting rushed back from his knee surgery last year and that’s why there was a significant drop off in his play.
Hopefully, Wentz will be realistic this time around. As he isn’t expected to miss the regular season or even the preseason for that matter, there should be no reason why he would rush back. This is an important season coming up for Wentz and the Eagles. As Wentz is on his contract year, he has to prove two things. One is that he can stay healthy. And two being that he can lead this team to the playoffs and show some promise in the postseason. The pressure is on.