Ea­gles QB Wentz pos­si­bly lost for sea­son

Calgary Herald - - SPORTS - JOHN KRYK [email protected]­media.com Twit­ter.com/JohnKryk

If it’s true, as the NFL Net­work re­ported Wednes­day, that Car­son Wentz won’t play this week with a back in­jury and might be done for 2018, then it re­ally is deja vu for the Philadel­phia Ea­gles.

Re­call that last year in midDe­cem­ber, in a game against the Rams at the Los An­ge­les Me­mo­rial Coli­seum, Wentz suf­fered cat­a­strophic knee lig­a­ment tears, which fin­ished his sea­son.

Now his back is the in­jury is­sue and it ap­par­ently will pre­vent him for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year from fin­ish­ing a game in L.A., for the Ea­gles play the Rams Sun­day af­ter­noon in Tin­sel­town.

“De­pend­ing on the re­sult, (and) given the time of year,” the NFL Net­work’s Ian Rapoport tweeted, “Wentz may not play again in 2018. The team is still gath­er­ing info on his health.”

Rapoport’s big news break oc­curred just min­utes af­ter Ea­gles head coach Doug Ped­er­son hadn’t said any­thing of the kind.

Ped­er­son did in­form lo­cal re­porters that Wentz has a back in­jury that would pre­vent him from prac­tis­ing on Wednes­day. But he said noth­ing about Wentz not play­ing on Sun­day, nor about him po­ten­tially be­ing side­lined for the du­ra­tion of the sea­son.

“Some­times he just gets a lit­tle sore, a lit­tle tight,” Ped­er­son said of Wentz and his back ail­ment. “(We’re) just go­ing to rest him to­day and eval­u­ate him fur­ther … He’s dealt with it, and so we’re go­ing to con­tinue to eval­u­ate (and) fo­cus on to­day, get through to­day and see where he is at, at the end of the day.”

Be­fore Wednes­day, Wentz hadn’t ap­peared on an Ea­gles in­jury re­port for any rea­son since mid- Oc­to­ber.

Car­son Wentz

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