Carson Wentz: “Super frustrating” to wait for concussion test

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The Eagles have plenty of injuries to worry about at the moment.

But the thing that concerned quarterback Carson Wentz was the NFL’s timing in determining if his brain was safe to return to the beating it was in the midst of.

Wentz had to leave the game briefly, late in the first half, for a concussion test. But he was frustrated because the previous series ended and several minutes passed before he was called in for an evaluation.

Honestly, that was super frustrating,” he said, via Tim McManus of ESPN.com. “I came to the sideline and I was sitting there for about five minutes, and then they called down to go look at that. To me, that’s something they’ve got to figure out. . . . I think the league needs to look at that.”

Of course, there may have simply been a wait for a table like at a busy restaurant, since so many Eagles were passing their way through Chez Blue Tent.

Wide receivers DeSean Jackson (groin) and Alshon Jeffery (calf) both left early with injuries, and tight end Dallas Goedert (calf) didn’t play a snap after aggravating an injury in warm-ups.

Defensive tackle Tim Jernigan (foot) left the stadium in a walking boot, and running back Corey Clement (shoulder) left in a sling.

That doesn’t even count the list of guys who were evaluated and returned to play, which were numerous.

5 responses to “Carson Wentz: “Super frustrating” to wait for concussion test

  1. Five minutes?! They made you wait five minutes?! (in my best Allen Iverson voice) We need to investigate this!

    Carson, have you ever been to a regular doctor’s office? A five minute wait is all you can hope for. I understand you want to be out there on the field, but did you ever think that if you are getting checked for a concussion, having to sit and wait a few minutes is not a bad thing.

    At the end of the day, we are talking about your long-term health. The team should have a competent backup to fill-in when you go down. It worked well for the team in the recent past.

  2. bluebongzilla says:
    September 16, 2019 at 8:16 am
    This guy gets a lot of hype for somebody that’s 6-7 over the last two seasons.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Unless, you are a Pats, or Saints fan, not sure you wouldn’t trade your QB for Wentz, maybe not everyday, but twice on Sundays.

  3. Buddy, Josh got you down the field methodically. Then you rushed back in and did practically nothing with the possession. Don’t whine. You’ve got enough problems with your rep right now.

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