Carson Wentz’s surgeon recommends “cautious approach” in quarterback’s return

AP

The doctor who repaired the torn anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament in Carson Wentz‘s left knee recommends a “cautious approach” in the quarterback’s return.

“What’s a few games over 12 to 15 years?” Dr. Jim Bradley, the Steelers head orthopedic surgeon who operated on Wentz, told John Clark of NBC Philadelphia. “. . . Common sense should take over the day.”

Wentz has yet to be cleared for contact, with the season opener less than a week away.

Bradley told Clark that Wentz is “definitely ahead” in his rehab and has met every milestone, but that the longer Wentz waits, the less chance the third-year veteran has of a re-rupture.

The Eagles quarterback needs to be “tournament tested tough,” with many repetitions of avoiding rushers so everything slows down again.

“The ligaments, tendons, and muscles need to learn to work again like a symphony,” Bradley said.

38 responses to “Carson Wentz’s surgeon recommends “cautious approach” in quarterback’s return

  1. The Eagles are in a tough position. Foles has not looked good in pre-season and the opening game is against Atlanta who gave them a very good game in the playoffs. The NFC is going to be wicked tough this year with 5–6 teams having a legit shot of winning it. Every game counts.

  2. I’m glad everyone is happy Wentz is hurt. I get it you have no shot with him not be able to suit up. Oh wait you say the Eagles did win the Super Bowl with a backup.

  3. His leg currently looks like a noodle. They’d be very wise to not play him unless they have to, like later in the year if Foles and RPO play base runs out of gas.

  4. Wentz will never be the same. He is going to slide into a middle of the league QB. Without being able to have quick twitch moves anymore he is going to be a statue.

  5. The neverending stooges that use the term “glass” to describe an injured player . The stooges are tough though those blisters from playing madden can be a you know what

  6. I’ve thought all along he would be back one or two months into the season and the main reason they kept Nick Foles was for this reason. The Eagles will be fine but this is a 10 to 12 month injury being rushed to 9 months all because Foles didn’t play well this pre-season. If he stays healthy great, but if he gets injured again God help the Eagles brass that let him play too early.

  7. This kid looked amazing before he got hurt last year. Foles will be just fine. I mean he won a Super Bowl 7 months ago. Take your time Carson. As a Cowboy fan i look forward to seeing you twice a year for the next 10-15 years. Hopefully we win more than we lose to you. HOPEFULLY !!!!

  8. packerforlife says:
    August 31, 2018 at 8:27 pm
    Well it’s good Foles looked great in the preseason……..oh wait. Eagles not making playoffs
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    Maybe you didn’t notice, but the eagles didn’t run one single PRO with foles this preseason. You know, his bread and butter that he excelled at last season in the playoffs. By the way, how’d things work out for your team when they had to play with their backup? SB 52 CHAMPS BABY!

  9. The fact that Foles looked terrible in the preseason, hadn’t practiced that much, with no game planning, vanilla play calling, and few starters, is meaningless. Doug knows how to game plan to his strengths, and he always comes up big in big games.

  10. People keep saying the Eagles won’t make the playoffs, tell me who is going to beat them for NFC East Champions?

  11. There it is again. How do u get the reps without playing the games? They arent going to stop the season in week 3 and add a few preseason tilts for Wentz. So starting in week 1 is no more dangerous then week 16 if hes fully healed.

    And how do you know hes not cleared for contact? And how do you know if hes not cleared for contract only bc the doctors dont feel theres any reason to do it before theres a chance he could actually face contact.

  12. This guy is a doctor but he doesnt kno u cant get better then 100%. Once hes at 100% waiting even a year longer isnt going to make him any healthier.

    Carson, the team, and the team doctors’ goal has always been for him to be at 100% by week 1, so if were 5 days away and hes ahead of schedule and has surpassed every milestone, then hes ready to play. Thats what the common sense of the day would say? Would it not?

  13. I sure hope that this is a precaution, but his knee got smashed up pretty hard when he injured it. I hope this knee injury doesn’t derail Carson Wentz’s career.

  14. @tylawspick6 says:
    His leg currently looks like a noodle. They’d be very wise to not play him unless they have to, like later in the year if Foles and RPO play base runs out of gas.
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    This is the first time I agree with you. He runs like a guy who is trying to hide a limp while he runs.

  15. This sounds more like a doctor making a public statement to cover his rear end should Wentz reinjure it, making sure no one points the finger at the Doc. Understandable of course, but I think that’s all this is.

  16. First team defense looked nearly unstoppable in preseason but who cares about preseason anyway? We all know the Team won late in the season because Pederson is a master at game planning which doesn’t happen in preseason.
    Fly Eagles Fly!

  17. DallasDiehardFaithful 54+yrs going
    &
    Not one comment on the man’s health or lifelong journey to acquire his love for his football career

    It’s also his way if providing for lived ones & to support his ministry which cares for All men

    Get Well Soon Carson Wentz
    I desire to see many years of healthy battles between the two of us
    You vs “Who Dak”

    Jaylon Smith overcame the odds, Gen Sean Lee, Fredbreard’s in rehab for GBS,
    WOULDN’T WISH THIS ON MY ANYONE

    To be the best you’ve gotta beat the best

    GOOOOOOO COWBOYS

  18. First Vikings fan calling him glass QB, Peterson at QB would drop a 40 burger so stop. Second, sit him for a few weeks and who cares, less than zero competition in division so even if Foles plays like he has in practice, a 3rd stringer brings them to a bye week in wildcard. 3rd and final, of course the surgeon says that, his career depends on Wentz’s health.

  19. So many Were Yelling That If He’s Cleared The he plays, period. Now the surgeon is clearly stating caution, automatically declaring this is not a black or white process.

  20. J will says:
    September 1, 2018 at 1:52 am
    @tylawspick6 says:
    His leg currently looks like a noodle. They’d be very wise to not play him unless they have to, like later in the year if Foles and RPO play base runs out of gas.
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    This is the first time I agree with you. He runs like a guy who is trying to hide a limp while he runs.

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    You two trolls have no clue what you are even talking about.

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