Carson Wentz injury update: Report says Eagles QB may not return until October


Carson Wentz was eyeing Week 1 for his return.

That didn't happen and now it appears uncertain he'll play at all this month.

Wentz could be out for "several weeks," according to a report Thursday night by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That would push his return into October. 

The Eagles are obviously using extreme caution with their franchise quarterback and because of that, per the report, we could see Nick Foles as the starter into October. The Eagles play four games in September and host the Vikings on Oct. 7 in Week 5 in a rematch of the NFC Championship Game. 

"They're not going to put him out there until he's 100 percent healthy," Rapoport said.

Wentz is recovering from a torn ACL and LCL suffered last Dec. 10. Despite not reaching his goal of Week 1, he has taken the patient approach in stride. He has been in good spirits since learning he wouldn't be ready for the opener. 

"Carson is in a great spot,” Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said this week (see story). “He's in a great spot right now. He's supportive. He understands. He knows exactly where he's at. He works every single day to get back on the field. That's all I can ask for.”

Wentz was among the Eagles' six inactive players for Thursday night's season opener against the Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field, but got a good workout in pregame (see story). He looks good, but the team is still being cautious. 

For now, though, it's the Super Bowl MVP under center.

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