The Philadelphia Eagles have made it pretty clear that they did not plan on playing Carson Wentz during the regular season, the number two draft pick of 2016. Head Coach Doug Pederson has repeatedly stated that Sam Bradford is his starter, and Chase Daniels will likely be his number two Quarterback.
That being said, the organization would have liked Wentz to get a lot of reps in the pre-season so that they could get a good look at the future of the franchise, and someone that they gave up a lot for.
Unfortunately, those plans may have changed a bit as the team announced on Saturday that Wentz suffered a fractured rib during their Thursday night contest, and a timetable for his return has not been decided.
“Carson felt some discomfort and soreness as we began this morning’s practice,” Head Coach Pederson said in a statement. “We decided to limit him throughout the remainder of practice and, as a precaution sent him for a CT scan after practice. The scan revealed a hairline fracture in his ribs. We do not know an exact timetable for his return, but we hope to have him back before the end of the preseason.”
The Eagles will not rush the rookie QB back into the lineup but the injury is a big blow to Wentz’s progression and development. Live game action is the best way to learn to read defenses, work on mechanics, and get a feel of the speed of the game.
Unfortunately, the bad juju and whining of Sam Bradford stung the mojo of Carson and will leave him on the bench for the interim future.