Just when you though the season couldn’t get any worse, Carson Wentz has officially been diagnosed with a fracture in his back. According to Adam Schefter, no surgery would be required and rest could fully heal the injury, which is great news. Schefter also said he finally underwent scans Wednesday after this issue has bothered him for weeks, meaning Carson has been playing through this fractured back for at least a few weeks.
Carson’s season is more than likely over even though Schefter said “team will continue to evaluate if QB will play again this season.” He will end the season with 3,074 yards, 21 TD’s and 7 INTs. Many fans considered this a “down season” for Wentz and when you look at the numbers and remember he missed 2 games, that’s just not true.
This season is all but over, we have a tough schedule coming up so I am glad Carson will be out and able to get a jumpstart on being COMPLETELY healthy next season, because besides the back the last few weeks, you can also tell the knee was still somewhat of an issue. I expect to see Carson back at MVP level next year, and hope his recovery is successful.
Like I said, the season is basically over and this news definitely isn’t good for the Eagles. Injuries have ruined this season and hopefully we will be healthy next year and able to return to the playoffs. One thing that will be nice is getting to see Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles play out the last 3 games of the season considering they may be his last in an Eagles uniform considering he is a free agent after this season.
Like I said, I hope to see Carson fully healthy next year and return to form. The Eagles have a lot to figure out this offseason (free agents, draft) but the most important is our players getting healthy.