December 12, 2018
The list of Philadelphia Eagles injuries continues to grow, as Doug Pederson announced on Wednesday that Carson Wentz has a back injury, and won't practice Wednesday afternoon. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Wentz is not expected to play on Sunday, and he may be shut down for the year.
#Eagles QB Carson Wentz, dealing with a back issue, is not expected to play this week, sources say. Depending on the result, given the time of year, Wentz may not play again in 2018. The team is still gathering info on his health.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 12, 2018
"Carson has a little bit of back soreness, a little tightness, so we're going to rest him today, continue to evaluate him and make sure he's good," Pederson said.
Wentz has appeared on the injury report six other times this season.
So as you can see, Wentz's back issue is nothing new. Pederson was asked when Wentz started complaining about symptoms. He danced around the question.
"We've monitored him since he tore his knee, since he damaged his knee," he said. "We've been on him, and monitoring him. Every player is going to play with a nagging injury from time to time. That's just the way it works in this business, and the quarterback is no exception, obviously, so we've monitored it and stayed on top of it, and we've had great communication with him."
Nick Foles is expected to start on Sunday, obviously, if indeed Wentz can't go.
The 2018 season has not been kind to the Eagles.
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