Eagles Concerned Carson Wentz Tore ACL

The Eagles are concerned Carson Wentz suffered a torn ACL during the third-quarter sequence that ended his game, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.

The Associated Press also is reporting this diagnosis, adding (via Twitter) the star passer will have an MRI on Monday to confirm it. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports the Eagles believe Wentz’s season is over.

Wentz injured his left knee on an awkward-looking play, and Fox’s Erin Andrews reported team officials left an examination on the MVP candidate shaking their heads (Twitter link via Albert Breer of SI.com). Nick Foles took over for Wentz, whom the team immediately declared out for the game after he went to the visitors’ locker room.

Schefter adds that as Wentz exited the field shortly after, his left knee buckled to induce the locker room trip. (Twitter link). Wentz remained in the game for four plays after this hit and threw a touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery, helping the visitors to a 43-35 victory in a key NFC game.

This would obviously be a crushing blow for an Eagles team that’s authored its best season since the franchise’s 2004 NFC title campaign.

Wentz threw four touchdown passes against the Rams and set the franchise record for touchdown passes in a season; he now has 33 while having thrown only seven interceptions. The second-year passer has made a tremendous leap from his rookie season and stands as one of the most important players in the NFL presently.

The North Dakota State product has already more than doubled his touchdown-pass output from his rookie season, and if these reports are accurate, will see a brutal end to a breakout slate and a lengthy rehab process. It also continues what’s been a vicious year for quarterback health around the league.

The Eagles clinched the NFC East championship with their win and have won 11 games for the first time since Donovan McNabb‘s last full season as the starter, in 2009. But Monday’s impending MRI could make this a muted celebration for the NFC’s current No. 1 seed.

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28 comments on “Eagles Concerned Carson Wentz Tore ACL

  1. afsooner02

    If true….season over…..you can’t expect to win with foles vs decent opposition.

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      • Polish Hammer

        And not the best, he looked horrible on a few of those plays today.

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        • For today, that shouldn’t be too alarming considering his reps with the 1st team has probably been limited and some of the plays might have been designed with Wentz in mind. If Foles still looks bad after next week, then there is a more serious cause for concern.

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    • dugdog83

      Maybe season over for his MVP too. Plenty of time left for someone else to sneak in.

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      • dave13

        Some one else to sneak in… lmao you mean the person leading the race in Tom Brady

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  2. Thronson5

    That’s just absolutely terrible. I hope that’s not the case. We saw the same thing with the Raiders last year..there were the best team in the AFC and lost Carr at the end of the year. Foles is better than any backup the Raiders has though. They won’t be making the Super Bowl with him but they may be able to win a game or two this year and maybe a playoff game but their season is over if this is true. Really hate to see this. Was watching the game and instantly knew it was bad when he took that hit and was shocked he stayed in there at first. I’m not a fan of either team in this game but I really feel for the Eagles fans after this loss

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      • Thronson5

        Lol ok, they were still one of the best teams in the AFC last year. Look at how they were playing before he went down! How can you try to downplay that? Steelers? Yea right. Patriots yea I agree with that one.

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        • Thronson5

          Kind of pathetic you both take a shot at the Raiders out of everything I just said. I’m talking about a man being hurt and a team losing the best player to a terrible injury and the both of you start talking about how I’m wrong about the Raiders. Get out of here with that.

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          • WalkersDayOff

            You literally said they were the best team in the AFC, which they were not. Eagles has a legit shot at the super bowl. What happend to the Raiders was nothing like this other than a QB getting hurt

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            • Thronson5

              Nothing like this? You’ve got to be kidding me right?? They were absolutely one of the best teams last year and they lost their qb who was having a really good year and was in talks of being mvp and then he got injured and their season was over. This is exactly the same. You’re clearly just a hater. This is exactly the same as what happened to the Raiders.

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              • WalkersDayOff

                Raiders Defense was mediocre last year. Any decent offense could have beat them. They were the definition of pretenders

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                • Thronson5

                  Sure thing buddy. Any offense could’ve beat them. That’s why they were one of the top teams last year. Because every team with a decent offense beat them. So which one is it..they had a mediocre defense and ant decent offense could’ve beat them or there loss last year wasn’t the same as the Eagles because the Raiders was just them losing a QB? You make no sense at all. This is the exact same as last year. They both lost their Quarterbacks to a terrible injury and both were having great years individually and their play was elevating their teams and both teams were tops teams in the league at the time of the injuries which completely hurts their chances the rest of the season especially in the playoffs. To say this isn’t the same or to say the Raiders wasn’t as big of a deal is ridiculous. You have no idea what you’re talking about if that’s what you believe.

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    • dave13

      Relax, not an eagles fan but no one wants to see this. Wentz is a great QB and I hope he and the Eagles bounce back, they were having an amazing season and I think any football fan would like to see how things would have played out regardless of who you root for

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  3. CursedRangers

    33 touchdowns this season. I’ve never been an Eagles fan, but I like Wentz. Stinks that he got hurt.

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  4. cbf82

    Hate the city of philly! Hate the eagles! Hate their stupid fans! Hope they never win a damn thing! But man, not like that. Honestly hope its not a torn acl and that he can come back this year and the eagles can lose like they are supposed to. Cowboys will ALWAYS be a better franchise but Wentz is a special player. Wishing him a speedy recovery!

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