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December 10, 2017

Reports: Eagles fear QB Carson Wentz tore ACL in win over Rams

Following the game, head coach Doug Pederson wouldn't speculate on the severity of the injury.

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UPDATE: As it turns out, winning the NFC East may have come at a great cost to the Philadelphia Eagles. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the team fears that second-year quarterback Carson Wentz tore his ACL in the third quarter of Sunday's 43-35 win over the Rams.

Schefter isn't alone, as both Ian Rapoport and The Associated Press are also reporting that Wentz may have torn his ACL.

But Rapoport also said the Eagles aren't ready to turn the keys over to Nick Foles just yet, which may be part of the reason there hasn't been an official announcement from the team regarding the severity of Wentz's injury. 

Following the game, head coach Doug Pederson wouldn't comment on his young quarterback's injured left knee, only saying that they'll find out more tomorrow after Wentz has an MRI. 

Wentz was not made available to the media after the game, but was spotted leaving the Coliseum on a cart before boarding the team bus.

Foles, who played well in relief, said Wentz was in the locker room waiting for his teammates to celebrate the win – and the NFC East title – after the game. As for his role going forward, Foles said he'll wait to see what Wentz's MRI reveals, but if he's needed, he'll be ready.


FROM EARLIER

It's a nightmare scenario for Eagles fans – and it couldn't have come at a worse time. Carson Wentz's day is over after the Eagles quarterback suffered a left knee injury against the Rams.

Late in the third quarter of Sunday's game, with the Eagles trailing 28-24, Wentz appeared to score a touchdown after scrambling and diving over the goal line.

Unfortunately, the play didn't count – Lane Johnson was called for holding – but Wentz paid the price anyway. 

Despite a noticeable limp, Wentz stayed in the game for the final few plays of the drive, which ended with a fourth-down touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery – Wentz's fourth of the game – to put the Eagles back ahead. Then, Wentz briefly went to the medical tent upon returning to the sideline. After a few minutes, he was accompanied by the training staff into the locker room and was seen walking with a towel draped over his head.

Nick Foles took over for Wentz in the fourth quarter with the Birds trailing, 35-31, following Todd Gurley's second touchdown of the day. 

Stay tuned as we'll update this as any new information becomes available, but it's not looking good...

And here's one doctor's opinion (he's the team physician for the University of Florida):


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