Report: Carson Wentz has fracture in back, will not need surgery

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Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a fracture in his back.

The Eagles’ medical staff discovered the fracture after Wentz went through a battery of tests, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Wentz had been having CT scans on his back throughout the season, but the fracture was just revealed.

The injury will reportedly not require surgery, but it is unclear whether Wentz will be able to return this year. He is not expected to play on Sunday against the Rams.

A fracture in the back is certainly not a good thing, although quarterbacks have suffered such injuries without missing much time in the past. Derek Carr missed just one game after suffering a fracture in his back last year, and Tony Romo and Cam Newton have suffered fractures in their back and missed only one game as well.

But if the Eagles lose on Sunday they’re likely out of the playoffs, and it probably wouldn’t make much sense to risk further injury to Wentz, the franchise quarterback whose durability is becoming a concern.

68 responses to “Report: Carson Wentz has fracture in back, will not need surgery

  1. That settles it. No point in putting the franchise QB out there with a fracture in his back! Put Carson on IR and play out the remaining games with Nick Foles.

  2. Time to shut it down and come back at full strength next year. At least it is not career threatening and there is a history of other qb’s coming back from it with no obvious limitations.

  3. As we saw recently with the terrible complications besetting Alex Smith, these guys are in dangerous line of work. Health matters more than anything else so I am hoping that Carson gets the rest and care he needs to come back at 100 percent.

  4. Makes me nervous to hear that – I think back to how many times Andrew Luck “didn’t need surgery” and how painfully long that dragged out.

    Wentz has more than 2 months plus the full offseason available. They should do whatever will heal him best, not just what keeps him out of the headlines best. His starting job isn’t at risk, but his longevity is if they don’t do this right.

    And I say this as a Cowboys fan. He has big potential and the team shouldn’t cut corners on it.

  5. rkt4mayor says:
    December 13, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    That settles it. No point in putting the franchise QB out there with a fracture in his back!

    At this point you don’t really know if he IS the franchise QB.

  6. It’s starting to look as though Wentz career might be compromised by injuries? As the old line goes…guys who tend to get injured tend to get injured.

  7. There’s more to this story. The scan results were initially withheld from Wentz by the Eagles medical staff. “Source: Carson Wentz has had a fracture in his back but was not made aware of the results of the scan. Some players are aware of the situation and what I am told this has caused a huge issue internally.” The link to that quotation is: http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2018/12/13/18139343/carson-wentz-injury-update-eagles-undergo-mri-unlikely-play-rams-nfl-news-quarterback-nick-foles-qb

    Back issues are nothing to fool around with. Ask Tiger Woods.

  8. Most likely needs surgery but will try a conservative approach like Romo did the comes surgery then comes broadcast booth !

  9. newtdobbs says:
    December 13, 2018 at 1:21 pm
    rkt4mayor says:
    December 13, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    That settles it. No point in putting the franchise QB out there with a fracture in his back!

    At this point you don’t really know if he IS the franchise QB.
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    Dude, that’s ridiculous. Of course he is. The only way that gets questioned is if Nick comes in, balls out and wins another Super Bowl MVP. If that happens there will be a legit question about keeping Wentz. Anything else is laughably dumb.

  10. Today, I will refer the bitter She-girls fans back to their own remarks when Tony Romo hurt his back….that is all. Suck on it losers, again and again.

  11. kevines255 says:
    December 13, 2018 at 1:22 pm
    So if Foles comes in and leads them to the playoffs, what do they do at QB?
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    He cannot and you will never find out. Dallas beats the Colts this week and it’s over.

  12. Seems Wentz is a bit injury-prone. Does anyone know what his college background concerning injuries was?

  13. Wentz played all 16 games his rookie year. His second year he played 12 games and would have been the MVP hands down. This year it took until the 4th game to return from the 2017 injury. Wentz is still top 4 in the league with completion rate 70%. Wentz has a 102.1 overall QB RATING that puts him in top 5. This is with a hairline fracture in his back. Hopefully all goes well!

  14. Remember those games where Wentz would duck under oncoming pass rushers and Keep the play alive , wonder if that has something to do with back fracture, haven’t seen other qbs do that as much as wentz

  15. As a Browns fan, I hope for a speedy and complete recovery for Wentz. But, I’ve got to say that trade is looking better and better.

  16. I believe it was a contract offer from CBS that ended Tony Romo’s career. He could have kept playing had he chosen to do so.

  17. Now that Wentz hasn’t been able to finish the last 2 seasons, how effective will he be moving forward having to adjust his playing style in an attempt to stay on the field?

  18. Wentz has padded stats and disappears against good teams. He/Pederson run the score up on baaaaad teams.

    He was anointed before ever proving anything and has been hurt all three seasons as an Eagle. He was better than average his rookie year, really good (against a weak schedule) his second year and mediocre his third year. Don’t give his nonsense stats either. He was replaced seamlessly by Nick Foles, a dude who didn’t even want to play football anymore, last season.

    Wins and losses are what count. He had plenty of opportunities at the ends of games this season to pull out a win and failed every time.

    25 years old. Bad back. Bad knee. Roseman’s gonna give him a mint and it’s going to blow up in their face.

  19. Wentz has been getting CT scans on his back throughout the season??? CT scans use X-rays and getting 13 scans has a lot or radiation exposure. This suggests that he has had this problem all season long…you don’t do one without good cause!

  20. eaglesmancave says:
    December 13, 2018 at 1:55 pm
    newtdobbs says:
    December 13, 2018 at 1:21 pm
    rkt4mayor says:
    December 13, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    That settles it. No point in putting the franchise QB out there with a fracture in his back!

    At this point you don’t really know if he IS the franchise QB.
    —————-

    Dude, that’s ridiculous. Of course he is. The only way that gets questioned is if Nick comes in, balls out and wins another Super Bowl MVP. If that happens there will be a legit question about keeping Wentz. Anything else is laughably dumb.
    ***********

    If he leads them into playoffs that is enough

  21. Mr.”I’m not going to change the way I play” has a fracture in his back? How’d that happen?

    As much as I like our guy Watson, he’s going to be next if he doesn’t learn to throw that ball away instead of getting hit.

    Live to fight another day. Much better than that bullheaded macho stuff.

  22. I remember not so long ago the Eagles and their fans where talking dynasty. It was laughable when you look at their cap situation.

  23. He cannot and you will never find out. Dallas beats the Colts this week and it’s over.
    XXXXXXXXXXXX
    While they don’t really look like a playoff team, they’re only a half game out of the wildcard.

  24. I love how everyone is wanting old Foles to somehow roll back the years and become a young QB worthy of more than being a back up. I love Foles but Wentz is in his 20’s and the Eagles may benefit now because he won’t get a max contract. The ACL with LCL takes two years btw and look how well he played. I like many other sane fans know this is Foles last ride no matter what happens.

  25. “Getting the feeling that injuries will be the story of Wentz’s career.”

    My God, he’s done!! As we know football players NEVER get injured! Decleration time!! He’s done!!

  26. chumpley says:
    December 13, 2018 at 1:06 pm
    Tony Romo may have came back after one game initially, but that back injury eventually ended his career
    ==================================================
    Chumpley, this is NOT an accurate statement! Jason (I really want to be a HC) Garrett, is the one who shut Tony Romo down!! Tony wanted an open competition between he and Dak, after he fully recovered. Jason Garrett REFUSED, as he thought a 4th rd. draft pick was better than Romo…lol So, we get a bye, go 13-3 and are 1 and done in the Pos!!!! Dak did NOT have the experience to go toe-to-toe with AR. He should have been benched, when we were down 18 pts, and Tony put in, but Garrett’s ego would not allow such!! For the

    good of the team, I guess, huh Garrett? smh

  27. LOL. The team releasee a statement calling Wentz the best young QB on the league. I think Mahomes, Watson, and Goff have something to say about that. Maybe even Josh Allen. He’s better than Josh Rosen and Sam Darnold though. Got to give him that.

  28. “mackcarrington says:
    Broke his back trying to carry the whole franchise.”
    Nick Foles didnt break his back carrying the Eagles to the Superbowl. And what was his reward, a trip back to the bench.

  29. Now Eagles won’t get as much when trading him unless Oakland will swap QBs and throw in two seconds and a fourth. Wishing.

  30. he’ll be worth as much as Derek are as far as the longball is concerned from this point on oh well there goes another good quarterback

  31. Diggityofficial says:

    “I love how everyone is wanting old Foles to somehow roll back the years and become a young QB worthy of more than being a back up. I love Foles but Wentz is in his 20’s”

    Foles is 29 years old. good try though

  32. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:

    Eli 210 Wents 10′
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    Eli is 10-24 Lifetime against the Eagles … hahaha

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