September 25, 2021

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Carson Wentz to Undergo Foot Surgery

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Carson Wentz to Undergo Foot Surgery


Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz will be undergoing surgery and will be out for five to 12 weeks. That’s a significant range at this point in the season. It means Wentz could theoretically be back for Week 1. It also means he could be out until October. 

For the time being, the Colts’ starting quarterback will be Jacob Eason, a 2020 fourth-rounder who played college ball for both Washington and Georgia. He’ll be backed up by Sam Ehlinger, Jalen Morton, and Brett Hundley, who just signed with the team this weekend. Of the four, only Hundley has thrown a pass in an official NFL game. 

This is clearly bad news for the Colts, but it’s also bad news for the Eagles. As part of the trade that sent Wentz to Indianapolis, they received a conditional 2022 second-round draft pick that turns into a first-rounder if Wentz plays at least 75% of the Colts’ snaps (or 70% if the Colts make the playoffs). Obviously, a long-term recovery would make that a difficult bar to cross.

https://www.footballoutsiders.com/extra-points/2021/carson-wentz-undergo-foot-surgery