Carson Wentz: Concussion symptoms were “scary stuff”

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Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was knocked out of Philadelphia’s playoff loss with a concussion, and four months later he’s talking about it for the first time.

Wentz took a hit to the head from Jadeveon Clowney and knew something was wrong, so he alerted the team’s medical staff, which ruled him out for the rest of the game. He said he felt symptoms that made him concerned for his safety.

It’s scary stuff,” he said. “It kind of changes a lot of things in your brain, and you only get one of these brains and you’ve got to protect it. It was tough to see the finish of that game. That was the end of our season. It was frustrating not to be out there.”

Wentz said his own symptoms, however, were secondary to his frustration not to be there for his teammates.

“Obviously, I’ve had some time now to reflect on that and it’s frustrating,” he said. “A head injury is something that’s just out of your control and it’s just the really frustrating part. I know the league is doing everything they can to take the head injuries out of it, but we as players know what we’re signing up for and we know there’s risks involved. For me I was just frustrated A) to have to deal with a concussion, because that’s never fun – I don’t wish that on anybody – but B) to not be able to finish that game with my teammates and not give us the best chance to win and to do everything I could.”

Wentz described himself as hungry to get back to work, hopefully to get back to the playoffs and this time be healthy enough to start and finish a game.

23 responses to “Carson Wentz: Concussion symptoms were “scary stuff”

  1. There’s no question that he has talent. But some guys are just injury prone, and he’s one of them.

  2. I can’t help it get the time that this dude is going to retire at or before 30 like Andrew luck

  3. still can’t believe the league let clowney get away with that cheap shot. that was up there with burfict headhunting AB.

  4. People can talk about Wentz being “injury prone”, but that isn’t fair. Any player that gets hit in the head, like the Clowney hit Wentz, would have a concussion.

  5. Clowney should have been suspended. That was a classic dirty hit and there was nothing borderline about it. Clowney saw his chance to knock the opponent’s QB out of the game and went for it.

    The NFL claims they are trying to prevent this sort of thing and then gave Clowney a free pass. Disgusting.

  6. Has Wentz played a full season yet?

    His injury history suggests he may not have a long career in the NFL.

  7. Hey is this the part of the article where people call him “Carson Wince?” Hope so, cause that always makes for some good, solid football discussion.

  8. Once you get a severe concussion, it’s all downhill from there. Now it makes sense why the Eagles drafted Hurts so high. He is a more durable and in many ways better version of Wentz.

  9. Carson, The Eagles Organization made the decision to draft a Quarterback as soon as you were helped off the field right after Clowney tackled you..!

  10. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 4, 2020 at 5:46 pm
    Once you get a severe concussion, it’s all downhill from there. Now it makes sense why the Eagles drafted Hurts so high. He is a more durable and in many ways better version of Wentz.

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    You mean like when Ben Roethlisberger got hit by a car while riding a motorcycle, suffered a severe concussion and then went on to win a second Super Bowl? Yeah, what a tail spin. He’s so much better than Wentz that he was benched in COLLEGE and had to transfer. He also played in a weak Big 12 and was a turnover machine. Look at his stats against real teams, he can’t throw the ball more than 10 yards. Does anyone actually watch college football?

  11. thankyoubdn says:
    May 4, 2020 at 3:52 pm
    Dirty hit. It’s awesome that Clowney is STILL unsigned.
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    Philly fans; “IT WAS A DIRTY HIT”!

    31 others teams in the NFL fans: “LEARN TO SLIDE”!

  12. And I gotta’ side with the 31 other teams fans, these QBs have to learn when they slide head first trying to get the 1st down or extra yards that they’re a RB and can get SMUSHED!

    Absolutely nothing wrong with the hit in this play!
    Clowney hit Wentz in the middle of the back and slid up his body to his head because of the direction of the hit, perfectly legal!

  13. radar8 says:
    May 4, 2020 at 4:04 pm
    People can talk about Wentz being “injury prone”, but that isn’t fair. Any player that gets hit in the head, like the Clowney hit Wentz, would have a concussion.

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    You say that as though that’s the only injury he’s had. Until last year, he’s had a significant injury (a break or tear) every year since 2014. He’s a great player for us but our fans are in serious denial about the injury issues.

  14. mm556 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 3:13 am

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    You say that as though that’s the only injury he’s had. Until last year, he’s had a significant injury (a break or tear) every year since 2014. He’s a great player for us but our fans are in serious denial about the injury issues.

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    He has played 16 game seasons in 2 of his 4 NFL seasons. He was knocked out with a concussion and Pederson said he would’ve played in the next game. Are you a Eagles fan? If so then you know he is far from the most injury prone QB we have had. He plays 1 more 16 game season and he ties McNabb and Cunningham for most 16 game seasons played. I mean Nick Foles just went on IR for a 3rd time in 2019, missed 10 games. That is more regular season games than Wentz has missed in his career so far.

    Full 16 game seasons played

    Wentz – 2 seasons out of 4
    Jaworski – 5 seasons out of 15
    Cunningham – 3 seasons out of 16
    McNabb – 3 seasons out of 13
    Bradford – 2 seasons out of 9
    Vick – 1 season out of 13
    Foles – 0 seasons out of 8

  15. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 4, 2020 at 5:46 pm
    Once you get a severe concussion, it’s all downhill from there. Now it makes sense why the Eagles drafted Hurts so high. He is a more durable and in many ways better version of Wentz.
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    “I’ve definitely had concussions,” – Tom Brady, April 8th 2020

    So his career I guess went downhill after concussions?

    MANY players have played long careers after a concussion and never had them again. Zach Ertz in 2017 had a concussion. Guess it has been downhill since then? Funny how he hasn’t had any more and has become an even better player.

    Better than Wentz lol. He was protected by many to be a career backup. A protect. 5th best in the draft and compared to Tebow.

  16. Norseman says:
    May 4, 2020 at 4:47 pm
    Has Wentz played a full season yet?

    His injury history suggests he may not have a long career in the NFL.
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    He just played a full season in 2019 and played one in 2016 his rookie year. He has missed 8 regular season games in 4 years. One more full season and he tied McNabb and Cunningham for most full seasons played as both only played 3 in their career. Nick Foles in 2019 alone missed 10 regular season games, that is more than Wentz has missed in his career.

  17. Wentz is now one injury away from losing his job. Once Jalen starts, they won’t go back to Wentz.

  18. He has played 16 game seasons in 2 of his 4 NFL seasons. He was knocked out with a concussion and Pederson said he would’ve played in the next game. Are you a Eagles fan? If so then you know he is far from the most injury prone QB we have had. He plays 1 more 16 game season and he ties McNabb and Cunningham for most 16 game seasons played. I mean Nick Foles just went on IR for a 3rd time in 2019, missed 10 games. That is more regular season games than Wentz has missed in his career so far.
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    I never said he was the most injury prone QB we’ve ever had. Saying he’s almost played the most 16 game seasons in our history is pretty ridiculous seeing as it’s so few. We’ve never had a long term durable QB. All you’re saying there is that he’s not quite as injury prone as some other very injury prone guys.

    I’m just saying that his injury history is a concern and to think any less is ignorant of the facts- denial isn’t just a river in Egypt. We’ve been lucky in that he’s not missed many games but that doesn’t escape the fact that in his previous 6 seasons he’s had a break or a tear in 5 of them. That’s 83% of the past 6 seasons with a significant injury.

    Just because a concussion can happen to anyone (which I agree completely), doesn’t mean that the rest of his history doesn’t count for anything.
    I’m a big Wentz fan, I think he’s a very good player, we’re very lucky to have him and I don’t think he’s going anywhere else, but sticking your head in the sand when it comes to his injury history is ridiculous. The team literally just drafted a second QB, that tells you all you need to know.

    There’s a reason all of our fans always caveat season predictions with ‘if Wentz can stay healthy’. If you’re honestly not concerned about his injury history, then you’re an incredible optimist.

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