Eagles QB Carson Wentz has a ‘stress fracture in his back’
The Philadelphia Eagles have once again been put in a tight bind. Star quarterback Carson Wentz is dealing with another major injury.
Wentz has been bothered by some back issues that have now been diagnosed as a stress fracture. Head coach Doug Pederson clarified on Friday that it is an injury that will not require the Pro Bowler to undergo surgery, according to Tim McManus of ESPN.
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Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a stress fracture in his back, coach Doug Pederson said Friday, an injury that could take about three months to heal.
Pederson, during a tense back-and-forth with the media, said that it’s an injury that has “evolved over time” and will not require surgery.
The fact that the injury will not require surgery is certainly an encouraging takeaway from this entire matter. This will simply require time for him to heal up from the ailment that prevents him from going through a long recovery process.
Philadelphia has already placed Wentz as doubtful for this week’s action against the Los Angeles Rams. This has seemingly pushed backup Nick Foles into the starting lineup for Sunday’s game. Foles was the starter in the first two games of the year. He posted 451 passing yards on 65.9 percent completion rate. As well as that, he had a touchdown, an interception, and a 78.9 passer rating.
If the Eagles were to lose Sunday’s game against the Rams, it would all but eliminate them from playoff contention. This may also lead to the team shutting down Wentz for the rest of the year.