Carson Wentz suffered a foot injury in practice last week, and the Indianapolis Colts quarterback is now in danger of missing the start of the regular season.
Colts head coach Frank Reich announced Monday that Wentz will undergo surgery. Over the weekend there were reports that Wentz was going to Try to rest and rehabilitate the injury., but eventually he was warned that surgery is the best option.
Reich said Wentz will miss between five and 12 weeks, which means there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding his recovery. The regular season begins in six weeks, so the Colts haven’t given up hope that Wentz is fully recovered by then. However, if you are out of service for 12 weeks, you will miss several games.
The news is obviously a huge disappointment for the Colts and Wentz, who are looking to show that he is still capable of winning games as a starter in the NFL. He recently explained why being traded by the Philadelphia Eagles has rekindled his passion for football. Unfortunately, he will now have to wait four months to debut in Indianapolis.
If Wentz can’t play in Week 1, second-year quarterback Jacob Eason will be the favorite to start. The Colts could also sign a veteran before then.