Yesterday, reports would surface suggesting Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz could miss the rest of the season. Now we know why. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that his CT scan revealed a vertebra fracture. However, the news does get better from there. With proper rest, Wentz shouldn’t require surgery. But the remainder of his 2018 season is very much in doubt.
A recent CT scan on Carson Wentz’s back revealed a fractured vertebrae that, if allowed time to rest, would fully heal without further expected issues, sources tell ESPN. There will be a continued evaluation to determine if continuing to play this year will make injury worse.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 13, 2018
The Eagles, fresh off a heartbreaking loss to the Cowboys, are 6-7 and seeing their season slip away. Up next, they battle the Los Angeles Rams (11-2) on Sunday night. And yet, they remain right in the thick of the NFC wild card picture. Currently holding onto that spot are the Minnesota Vikings (6-6-1), who have lost two in a row. Right behind them at No. 7 are the Carolina Panthers (6-7), who have lost five in a row and play the Saints this weekend. Then the Eagles come in.
But with Wentz’s status in question, the Eagles will once again look to backup Nick Foles. All he did last season was lead the franchise to its first-ever championship. So he’s used to the pressure.
In his return from an ACL tear, Wentz is completing 69.6 percent of his passes while averaging just under 280 yards per game to go along with 21 TDs and seven INTs across 11 games.