Frank Reich: Carson Wentz surgery revealed no further complications in foot

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There hasn’t been much good news for the Colts on the injury front as of late. But head coach Frank Reich did have something positive to share on quarterback Carson Wentz on Tuesday.

Wentz underwent surgery on Monday afternoon to remove a loose piece of bone in his left foot. According to Reich, the operation revealed no further complications.

Very successful surgery,” Reich said, via Joel A. Erickson of the Indianapolis Star. “Best-case scenario. What’s that mean? It means you go in, you remove the [piece of] bone that was in there, you look around, and there was nothing else going on. That was good news, and now it’s all about the rehab process.”

The timetable for Wentz’s return is still 5-12 weeks. The Colts will be able to narrow that once the quarterback begins his rehab in two weeks.

“I talked to Carson last night and this morning,” Reich said. “He’s in great spirits. He’s already working. We already had a 20-minute meeting on the phone, he’s asking me questions about stuff in the offense.”

If Wentz is out for just five weeks, he could be back in time for Indianapolis’ season opener against Seattle. If it’s 12 weeks, that would put him back around Week Eight when the Colts play the Titans.

16 responses to “Frank Reich: Carson Wentz surgery revealed no further complications in foot

  1. Thank god for Dr. Robert Anderson of Green Bay. World renowned specialist. Dr. Anderson is a team doctor for the Green Bay Packers.

    Players need to travel to Green Bay because no other NFL team has world renowned doctors on staff.

  2. “remove a piece of loose bone”? Did Wentz bash his foot an knock a piece of bone loose. Usually, when there is a piece of bone, it’s because a ligament tore loos from the bone.

    So is the healing process still 5-12 weeks or is it less now?

  3. “If Wentz is out for just five weeks, he could be back in time for Indianapolis’ season opener”
    __________

    Let’s just briefly look at how insane that sort of timetable would be. They clearly wouldn’t have him playing in the opener with zero practices or any conditioning so he’d have to be back to running on it in like 3 weeks or so just so he’d have a couple weeks of practice under his belt. Because when a guy breaks his foot on a non-contact play you’d certainly rush him back into live action as quickly as possible? That’s not happening and it’s frankly crazy for them to even suggest it could happen.

  4. All this from an injury that, and I qoute, “MAY HAVE BEEN BOTHERING HIM SINCE HIGH SCHOOL.”
    Yeah, right.

  5. They say that it probably happened b4 college the Athletic talked to a surgeon who said back when it happened he probably thought it was a strain or a sprain strange as that sounds but then iam not a Doctor crazy

  6. I am not a doctor but how could a broken bone happen in high school and nobody knew until now and it comes loose? How did the Eagles and Colts not know this? Well I know how the Eagles didn’t because their medical and training staff the past few years might be one of the worst ever with all the injuries. He planted his foot, bone comes loose, needs surgery. I assume this could’ve happened at any point in his career after he broke it in high school. As a Eagles fan it sucks we wont get a 1st most likely but still a 2nd but it sucks worse for Wentz. I like the kid a lot but damn does he just have some bad luck.

  7. No further complications in foot. Fine.

    But the machine that detects “complications in mind and thought” has not yet been invented, let alone perfected.

  8. @Jason Harshman

    You’re leaving out the NDSU medical staff, too.

    I know people love to bash the Eagles medical room, but they’re not the only ones who screwed this pooch. And he passed the Colts physical, so…I don’t know how anyone was supposed to be able to detect this basically latent, painless condition before it got aggravated.

  9. “If Wentz is out for just five weeks, he could be back in time for Indianapolis’ season opener against Seattle. If it’s 12 weeks, that would put him back around Week Eight when the Colts play the Titans.”

    No doubt both front offices are eyeing that 70% threshold and crunching numbers for which game they’d like to see him back. No doubt, too, that the Colts will target a different — probably later — game than the Eagles, if ya know what I’m sayin’.

  10. A guy whose team has cam Newton as it’s starter has the audacity to call another QB a collasal bust? Cam Newton is the biggest bust in football and the Patriots still brought him back hahahahahaha. Can’t wait to see Mac Jones follow the same path

  11. @freefromwhatyouare: Actually Wentz’s surgery was performed by Dr David Porter of Methodist Sports Medicine and not Dr Robert Anderson.

  12. thurmanmerman99 says:
    August 3, 2021 at 7:29 pm
    A guy whose team has cam Newton as it’s starter has the audacity to call another QB a collasal bust? Cam Newton is the biggest bust in football and the Patriots still brought him back hahahahahaha. Can’t wait to see Mac Jones follow the same path

    Well, unlike Carson, Cam actually has a regular season MVP trophy by getting his team to the Super Bowl.

  13. thurmanmerman99 says:
    August 3, 2021 at 7:29 pm
    A guy whose team has cam Newton as it’s starter has the audacity to call another QB a collasal bust? Cam Newton is the biggest bust in football and the Patriots still brought him back hahahahahaha. Can’t wait to see Mac Jones follow the same path

    ——-

    Cam actually took a team to a SB. Wentz has the same number of postseason wins as you.

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