Carson Wentz vows to come back “stronger than ever”

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Carson Wentz admits he’s had a “tough” day after the medical staff confirmed he tore the ACL in his left knee during Sunday’s victory over the Rams. But in a video message he posted on social media, the Eagles quarterback said the injury will not “stop me” and vowed to return “stronger than ever.”

Here is the transcript of his full two-minute video message:

“What’s up everybody. Obviously it’s been a rough day for me personally. I’m not going to lie. I have a ton of faith in the Lord and in his plan, but at the end of the day, it’s still been a tough one and it will be tough on me for a little bit. But as I just kind of reflect tonight, I know the Lord’s working through it. I know Jesus has a plan through it. I know he’s trying to grow in something, teach me something, use me somehow, someway. This will just be a great testimony as I go forward. Maybe not all of you out there are Christians or followers of Jesus, but I can say as 100 percent as a follower of Jesus, I have the upmost confidence in his plan. His plan is perfect. If we got everything we wanted in life, it would be disaster. I know Jesus is up there, looking down, and he knows what he’s doing. I’m just going to surrender that to him and trust him in that. I can promise to everybody — all my fans out there in the Philly area and the North Dakota area, all across this country — this will not stop me. Going forward, I will come back stronger than ever. I will use this as motivation and I will be attacking it this whole process as I recover.

“But at the end of the day, this year we still have something special. We just clinched the NFC East. That was step one of our goals this season. We’re just continuing on from there. I will be with the team along the way. I will be supporting them. I have the upmost confidence in Nick and the coaching staff and everybody else that they’ll step up. We’ve been plagued with injuries all year along, and it’s just been the next-man-up mentality. That’s just going to continue. That’s just going to continue. Nick’s going to do an amazing job and lead this team now. I’m going to be there to support and help in whatever way I can.

“Again, I just want to say thank you. I tweeted out yesterday thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. I genuinely mean that. The phone calls, the text messages, the emails, the tweets, everything from everybody out there, it just means the world to me. It’s so humbling to know how many people are praying for me and lifting me up and encouraging me. It means the world. I appreciate it. God bless all of you, and I promise this will not stop me. I will come back stronger than ever.”

50 responses to “Carson Wentz vows to come back “stronger than ever”

  1. A guy named Brady had his ACL replaced….and he’s done pretty well. Wentz can come back plenty strong. God speed young man.

  2. I could deal without the religious stuff, but he seems like a good kid and is an otherworldly talent. He will be fine long term. And he deserves a ton of credit for getting the Eagles to where they are now. I think Foles will surprise some people too btw.

  3. Weak! The only real vow for this situation is “All In Week One” (with accompanying shoutouts to Subway and Adidas). That’s how every REAL second-overall QB handles an ACL tear. Also: No pressure, no diamonds! Think about that.

  4. I’m a Giants fan. I want the NFL East to be the best conference in football.

    I’m glad Wentz is the real deal. I’m glad Cousins is at least a very good QB. I’m glad Prescott has a shot at being at least a very good QB. I hate and don’t root for injuries.

    I could be wrong but I would think a left tear is better than a right one. Your right leg pushes off and torques. Your left leg lands and turns. Maybe it’s a draw. Fixable in most cases.

    As a former right handed pitcher, my left leg is a shade larger from all the landing on it. But the right leg does the balance and turn. Years later I tore my MCL (waited 7 months for surgery) and I can’t imagine pushing off on it or landing on it. If I had to choose, it would be pushing off. Just for consistency ’cause you’d be thinking about landing.

    Good luck Mr. Wentz and here’s hoping Foles reps the NFC East, well.

  5. Best of luck for a full recovery, Carson. You deserve all the success you have had, and it was a tough break for you regarding the ACL – football is a brutal game.

    I hope your surgery goes well, and you do make a full recovery – the surgeon is the best in the business. The Eagles won’t be the same without you, but are still the team to beat in the NFC.

    Come back strong and keep the NFC East in the conversation for the best division in the NFL.

    – Cowboys fan.

  6. The way the Eagles humiliated Tebow has angered the football gods. The team is cursed.

  7. I think that he’ll be suspended for 2 games by Rog, when healthy, for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. He’s clearly too nice.

    Kidding aside. Get well kid!

  8. He’s right, except Jesus does not have plans for sports people. Jesus would say take care of ur own body, and not put it I harm’s way. He’s not on any body’s side. Wentz, a good kid and Vikings fan growing up.

  9. codylaws says:
    December 11, 2017 at 9:31 pm
    He’s right, except Jesus does not have plans for sports people. Jesus would say take care of ur own body, and not put it I harm’s way. He’s not on any body’s side. Wentz, a good kid and Vikings fan growing up.
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    I’m not all that religious but I have to disagree with you here. I think there is a plan. For everyone.

  10. God is unbiased. Now, if you pray he’ll answer but he is not on any body’s side. God only has plans for people to do his work, not sports, son.

  11. Sorry to see a guy like Wentz not able to finish such a strong season on the field. The NFC will miss your competitiveness.

  12. I was a life long fan of the Cleveland Browns until they traded your pick to the Philadelphia Eagles. What a stupid, stupid, stupid move for the Brown’s Organization.
    I no longer root for the Brown’s, my allegiance is to the New England Patriots and has been for a long time. Now I also root for the Carson Wentz and the Eagles.
    GOD speed to you Carson, get well and see you on the field soon!

  13. This young man sounds much like Tim Tebow. Hopefully he will not suffer the same bad press and ridicule for his strong beliefs. Time will tell the tale but the knives are on the grindstone as I write this. This is probably about the end of a brilliant Wentz career. Too bad that the press, the non-believers, and the left will eat him alive.

  14. How dare he uses such divisive rhetoric. The NFL needs to suspend him. He is not being inclusive of “Others” when he expresses his religion. His religious supremacy must not be allowed. The NFL needs to promote tolerance.

  15. As a Raiders fan I say is such a loss for the League itself not to see a postseason showdown from this guy. He’s really impressive. Whish him to come back stronger than before.

  16. God doesn’t care about football….he has a lot of other important stuff to worry about.

  17. This one stings. With the win against the Rams I believe Wentz was pretty much a lock to win MVP and the Eagles a lock for the 1st seed as their remaining schedule was easy. In addition, the way Wentz plays I just don’t see any team going there in the playoffs and beating the Eagles. I think Eagles would have made the superbowl and they would have a chance to beat whoever they played. Of course as long as Tom Brady is around nobody is a lock to win it all, but watching this kid play I really liked the Eagles chances. Now the Eagles will most likely have to watch a team come into their own building and upset them in the playoffs. Lets face it to many good QBs in NFC playoffs and I don’t see Foles winning 2 home games, perhaps one. So the reality is the Eagles 11-2 season is pretty much over IMO. Best start since 2004, and unfortunately we just don’t know when we will get this kind of start again or if we will. I believe Wentz has the character to come back great, but ACL tears really take 2 years because that first year you just aren’t the same. No question about it this one hurts bad. Frustrating hearing all the Cowboy fans and Eagle haters celebrate it. Why would anyone not want to see this kid play each week?

  18. Shout-outs to all the classy fans of other teams for expressing well wishes. And shame on the few who are actually getting some kind of satisfaction or pleasure from this. It’s gonna be great watching QB’s like Wentz, Goff, Watson & Prescott battle it out for the next decade plus. Anyone who takes pleasure in seeing any of these guys hurt isn’t a true football fan.

    Eagles fan

  19. Frustrating hearing all the Cowboy fans and Eagle haters celebrate it.

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    Yah. Why can’t they be classy like the Eagle fans who cheered when Michael Irvin almost broke his neck on the rock hard turf at Veteran’s Stadium?

  20. So you think it is appropriate to celebrate someone blowing out their ACL? Real mature.

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    Yah. Why can’t they be classy like the Eagle fans who cheered when Michael Irvin almost broke his neck on the rock hard turf at Veteran’s Stadium?

  21. I remember the Michael Irvin injury. Eagle’s fans weren’t cheering his injury. They were mocking Deion Sanders who was prancing around like some sort of witch doctor.

  22. So you think it is appropriate to celebrate someone blowing out their ACL? Real mature.

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    Yah. Why can’t they be classy like the Eagle fans who cheered when Michael Irvin almost broke his neck on the rock hard turf at Veteran’s Stadium?

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    No, I don’t. Cheering for any injury is deplorable. Was just pointing out the double standard of Eagles fans calling out “Cowboy fans and Eagle haters” for celebrating his injury when the Eagles fans were cheering loudly when Irvin was potentially paralyzed in front of them. As Jesus (to whom Wentz referred to frequently) stated, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone.”

  23. No, I don’t. Cheering for any injury is deplorable. Was just pointing out the double standard of Eagles fans calling out “Cowboy fans and Eagle haters” for celebrating his injury when the Eagles fans were cheering loudly when Irvin was potentially paralyzed in front of them. As Jesus (to whom Wentz referred to frequently) stated, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone.”

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    There is no double standard. Not every single Eagle fan was there cheering Irvin’s injury, most weren’t and most wouldn’t agree to something like that. Stop lumping everyone into one group. There is NOTHING wrong with calling out those who do these things. Those fans from all fan bases that celebrate these injuries should be called out, which is what I was doing.

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