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11:33am EDT 9/26/21

Colts QB Carson Wentz (ankles) is active for today’s game against the Titans. He’ll be playing through sprains to both of his ankles. Expect his mobility to be limited and his accuracy to potentially be affected. Wentz is obviously an extremely shaky fantasy play.

Colts QB Carson Wentz will start vs. the Titans today, a source tells ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Wentz reportedly moved around well at Friday's practice -- although he was "heavily taped." It's safe to assume his mobility will be limited today. Wentz is a low-end QB2 in fantasy football.

The Colts are "gearing [QB Carson Wentz] up to start" Sunday's game vs. the Titans, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It sounds like Wentz had an encouraging practice on Friday. Rapoport adds that a final decision might not come until pregame warmups. Wentz has turned in QB18 and QB21 weekly finishes so far -- and he's not a recommended Week 3 fantasy play on 2 bum ankles. But he's still probably better for the Colts' skill-position guys than QBs Jacob Eason and Brett Hundley.

Colts QBs Carson Wentz (ankles) will be a game-time decision for this weekend’s tilt vs. the Titans, HC Frank Reich said Friday. Wentz returned to practice on Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days. He shouldn’t be in your Week 3 fantasy plans -- but Wentz would be better than QBs Jacob Eason and Brett Hundley for Indy’s skill-position guys.

Colts WR Carson Wentz (ankles) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He hasn't yet been ruled out for this weekend's game vs. the Titans -- but he's looking like a long shot. The Colts are reportedly considering rotating QBs Jacob Eason and Brett Hundley if Wentz is out.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero hears that there's "still hope" that Colts QB Carson Wentz (ankle) will be able to play vs. the Titans this weekend. Pelissero adds that it might come down to a game-time decision. Practice-squad QB Brett Hundley reportedly took most of the 1st-team reps in Wednesday's practice and might split snaps with QB Jacob Eason on Sunday if Wentz is out, per Pelissero. It's obviously a situation to avoid in fantasy lineups.

Colts QB Carson Wentz is dealing with a high sprain to his right ankle and a low sprain to the left. The high-ankle sprain is a bigger concern, although Wentz still believes he has a chance to play vs. the Titans this weekend. “A lot of treatment," Wentz said Wednesday. "Throwing the kitchen sink at it trying to get healthy.” We'll track his progress over the next few days, but Wentz shouldn't be in your Week 3 fantasy plans. QB Jacob Eason will get the start if Wentz is out.

Colts QB Carson Wentz injured both of his ankles in Sunday's loss to the Rams, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Wentz is undergoing tests today to determine the severity of the injuries. We'll update his status when we know more. The entire Colts offense would need to be downgraded if they're forced to go with QB Jacob Eason.

Colts QB Carson Wentz told reporters after Sunday's loss to the Rams that he sprained his ankle. “I’ve sprained my ankle probably 100 times since I was a kid," Wentz said. "This one, I just couldn’t play on it.” The severity and location of the sprain will determine how long Wentz is out. We should learn more tomorrow.

Colts QB Carson Wentz was knocked out in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Rams with a right foot or ankle injury. QB Jacob Eason entered and threw an INT on his 2nd pass. We'll update Wentz's status when we know more.

Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. He'll start Sunday's opener against the Seahawks. He'll do so off very little practice time due to the foot injury and a trip to the COVID list. The Colts will also be without LT Eric Fisher on Sunday. It leaves Wentz as a shaky Week 1 fantasy play.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) will be a full practice participant Wednesday and that he's on track to start the season opener. That's obviously great news for Indy pass-catchers and the offense in general. We'd still try to hold off on using Wentz in the 1st game after summer foot surgery, but surrounding offensive pieces should be ready to use as planned.

Colts QB Carson Wentz, WR Zach Pascal and C Ryan Kelly were activated from the COVID list on Thursday. Wentz seems to be on track to start next weekend's opener vs. the Seahawks -- but he'll do so with very little practice time under his belt.

The Colts have placed QB Carson Wentz on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Indy also placed WR Zach Pascal and C Ryan Kelly on the same list. We’re not sure if Wentz was a close contact or if he tested positive, but it’s a setback regardless. Per team insider Mike Chappell, HC Frank Reich wanted to see Wentz “shoulder a heavy load going into next week.” That's not happening now. We’ll update you when we learn more.

Update: NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that all 3 players were close contacts with a Colts staffer who tested positive. That means they could return in 5 days if they test negative and remain symptom-free.

After returning to practice on Monday, Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) said he's "optimistic" about his Week 1 availability. “Honestly, it’s not fully my call," Wentz conceded. "It’s going to come down to the doctors and surgeons and trainers and seeing how we feel. A lot will depend on how I respond and how the foot feels day after day after being out there. … But as long as there’s nothing I can do to injure myself, (I’ll play). I know I’ve played through a lot worse, but it’s going to come down to what the doctors say." We'll continue to keep you updated on Wentz's progress.

Here's what The Athletic's Zac Keefer tweeted that watching Colts QB Carson Wentz's return to practice on Monday: "Even more convinced now than I was two hours ago that it’ll be Carson Wentz under center in Week 1 for the Colts. Setbacks can happen, for sure, but he absolutely looked like a guy today who’ll be ready to go in three weeks." Sounds like Wentz looked good out there. We'll continue to track his progress.

Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) will return to a limited practice on Monday, HC Frank Reich announced. G Quenton Nelson (foot) will also be back. Monday will mark exactly 3 weeks since Wentz's foot surgery -- and 2 weeks and 6 days until the Colts' season opener. How that foot responds to practice will determine exactly when Wentz is ready for game action. But it certainly looks like he has a shot to play Week 1.

Colts HC Frank Reich declined to give a timetable for QB Carson Wentz's return from foot surgery when asked on Wednesday. Wentz is now 16 days removed from that surgery. "He's getting very antsy. Very antsy," Reich said. "He's wanting to push the envelope, as I would expect. But he's gotta be patient and just stay focused on the mental side of it right now and we gotta let things take their course. But at the same time, there's a time to push things and we'll keep doing that as it's appropriate." Reich added that they'll have a better idea of Wentz's status when "we push it" but that they don't want to do that "too soon, too fast."

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) is "trending" toward being ready for the start of the season. That jibes with recent positive reports on Wentz's recovery from August 2 surgery. We're still 32 days away from the Colts' season opener, so we'll continue to monitor Wentz's progress. Mortensen adds that G Quenton Nelson (foot) is also on track to be ready for Week 1. Excellent news for the entire Colts offense.

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