Report: Carson Wentz could need surgery, which would sideline him for start of season

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The Colts are holding their breath on Carson Wentz‘s foot injury as they brace for their starting quarterback possibly to require surgery, Mike Silver of NFL Media reports.

That would keep Wentz out for the start of the season, though the injury does not look like it’s season-ending. Indications are that it is not a Lisfranc injury, per Silver.

Green Bay-based foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson will examine Wentz, who hopes it’s something he can play through. But Silver reports Wentz felt a “pop” at Thursday’s practice, and that the injury involves a bone and a ligament.

The Colts likely look into trade options at quarterback, with Jacob Eason, a 2020 fourth-round choice, and Sam Ellinger, a 2021 sixth-round choice, as the next quarterbacks on their depth chart. Nick Foles, who backed up Wentz in Philadelphia for two seasons, is an obvious candidate.

50 responses to “Report: Carson Wentz could need surgery, which would sideline him for start of season

  1. Top options include: Desean Watson, Nick Foles, and whoever loses the QB battle in NO and Den. I say convince Philip Rivers out of retirement

  2. Sorry Philly, looks like the first round pick is getting turned into a second rounder.

  3. Now maybe the national media can stop massaging this dudes ability. Philly fans been trying to tell you all that this won’t end well. Sorry Indy fans, but this is your new norm.

  4. The Colts should check with the 49ers on the availability of JimmyG, the guy never misses a snap.

  5. It makes too much sense for my Bears to trade Foles, so obviously they won’t do it.

  6. Enough with the political BS. Sign Colin Kaepernick now and save your season!

  7. Some guys just have terrible luck with injuries. He’s been dealing with various injuries almost every year dating back to high school. Tough for a team to build around a QB when history tells you the back up is going to be playing at some point.

  8. sounds like the perfect time to make kap the highest paid QB in the NFL.
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    CHAMPIONSHIP

  9. These endless Wentz articles are making nhpats life complete. He is on cloud 9 right now. His entire life consists of refreshing this page for Colts articles, this is Christmas time for him.

  10. theitalianarmy says:
    July 30, 2021 at 4:50 pm
    Sorry Philly, looks like the first round pick is getting turned into a second rounder.
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    Most likely true. But I feel like we’ve won the trade just by getting a 2nd and 3rd for a guy who is often injured. It’s already paid off with Wentz already on the shelf. I’m still hoping for that 1st though but we’ll see how long he’s out for. I think he can miss about 4 games and still have a good shot at playing enough snaps.

  11. Everybody should dust off their back up quarterbacks. They are suddenly worth a lot more. The Colts need to trade for someone who could go all season if they need. I’m sure they’re not comfortable with who they have on the roster or they wouldn’t have traded for Wentz to begin with. It’s time to play let’s make a deal.

  12. correctingerrors says:
    July 30, 2021 at 4:46 pm
    Top options include: Desean Watson, Nick Foles, and whoever loses the QB battle in NO and Den. I say convince Philip Rivers out of retirement
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    DeSean Watson? Trade for a QB who may end up suspended? Tell me again about the salary cap. Nick Foles? The guy has been below average everywhere other then Phily. He got beat out each of the last two years by QBs who are now back ups. Watch football much?

  13. I didn’t even know you could operate on glass.

  14. Foles makes the most sense. Foles won a Super Bowl with Philly, when Frank Reich was the OC….and now he may have a chance to again replace Wentz and have Reich as a head coach.

    If that happens, expect Wentz’s head to explode.

  15. Can we please just accept that Kap has played his last down?? He is out, he isn’t coming back, no team is or has had interest in him in years… just let it go

  16. Trade for Mason Rudolph. Haskins has been lights out so we don’t Mason anymore. Either a starter or a second round pick.

  17. theitalianarmy says:
    July 30, 2021 at 7:33 pm
    Trade for Mason Rudolph. Haskins has been lights out so we don’t Mason anymore. Either a starter or a second round pick.
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    Do you know what you call an older version of Mason Rudolph that you don’t have to give up a draft pick for? You call him Blake Bortles.

  18. This is why it was foolish for anybody to trade a day 1 or 2 pick for Wentz. It does a team no good if the starting QB who is to fragile for some competition also being too fragile to stay healthy.

  19. I’ll take the second round pick as a Eagles fan just be done with this cry baby.

  20. Since 2000 Eagles have traded their QBs at the right time. Also mostly all of those QBs only do good in PHILLY. Don’t trade for a QB from Philly!

    Hoying, Feeley, Holcomb, McNabb, Kolb, Foles, Barkley, Sanchez, Bradford, Foles (again), Wentz… said it before… Wentz is part of this trend and don’t expect anything from him because the odds are against him and Philly always gets the best of every trade involving a QB.

  21. Tom Brady says:
    July 30, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    Sam Bradford 2.0

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    Don’t do that. Bradford had something Wentz doesn’t, accuracy, and not even close. He’s Jimmy G 2.0

  22. Remember, the Colts have a history of hiding and downplaying QB injuries. They did the same with Manning and Luck

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