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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.

Fox Sports' Jay Glazer hears that the Colts are tentatively expecting QB Carson Wentz (foot) to be back on the shorter end of his 5-12 week timetable. "They'll know more in about 2 weeks," Glazer added. Wentz's projected return date remains murky, but there's at least a chance that he's back right around Week 1.

Surgery on Colts QB Carson Wentz's left foot on Monday was successful, HC Frank Reich said. Doctors did not find any additional damage to the foot. That might put Wentz on the shorter end of his reported 5-12 week timetable for return. He's expected to start rehab in a couple of weeks. We'll continue to keep an eye on him.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen confirms that Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) has not been ruled out for Week 1. The short end of the 5-12 week timetable we got for Wentz would put him back on the field about a week before the opener. Mortensen does add, though, that Wentz playing Week 1 is "optimistic." He's set to begin his rehab in 2 weeks, so we should start to get a better idea of his status after that. Fantasy drafters should still be working under the assumption that Wentz will not be available for the start of the season.

Colts QB Carson Wentz will undergo foot surgery and is expected to be out 5-12 weeks, HC Frank Reich announced Monday. Wentz's injury reportedly dates back to high school, but a broken bone recently came loose and is causing pain. The surgery will remove that piece of bone. The timeline is wide-ranging and would have Wentz back anywhere between early September and late October. That means Wentz has an outside chance to be ready for Week 1 -- or could be out for about half the season. We'll be on the lookout for updates on his surgery and rehab. But at this point, Wentz isn't worth drafting in lineup-setting leagues and should be considered just a QB3 in best ball. His situation also adds risk to Indianapolis' skill-position players, namely RB Jonathan Taylor and WRs Michael Pittman, T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell.

Update: Reich added that he expects to have a better idea of Wentz's return date in about 2-3 weeks.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Colts QB Carson Wentz will "try to rest and rehab his foot injury over the next few days" in hopes that will be enough to get him ready for the season opener. "If it doesn't improve, the answer may be surgery," Rapoport adds. We'll see where this goes for Wentz. From this report, it seems we should know by the end of the week whether surgery is coming.

The Colts are "bracing" for QB Carson Wentz to need surgery on his foot, according to insider Michael Silver. The injury "involves a bone and a ligament" issue, Silver adds. ESPN's Adam Schefter, meanwhile, hears that Wentz's injury is "not expected to be season-ending." So, that's good. It sure sounds like fantasy drafters should be expecting Wentz to miss games to start the season. But we'll update his status when we get a more concrete timeline.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that the "hope and belief" is that Colts QB Carson Wentz's foot injury is minor. The scans on that foot will tell the story, of course. Wentz reportedly started feeling soreness at the end of Thursday's practice and was in still pain when he showed up on Friday. We'll continue to keep you updated on the situation.

Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports that Colts QB Carson Wentz is sitting out Friday's workout with a foot injury. We'll keep an eye out for more info on that situation. In Wentz's absence, 2nd-year QB Jacob Eason will be taking 1st-team reps. We'll see if the former Day 3 pick can nail down the backup job for 2021. That could bring opportunity behind a starter with Wentz's injury history and 2020 struggles.

Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Wentz is "out indefinitely" with his foot issue. He'll undergo testing to determine the severity.

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts is expected to see "increased playing time" at QB against the Seahawks on Monday night, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. QB Carson Wentz reportedly won't be on the field for at least some of those snaps, so it sounds like Hurts will be in a more traditional QB role than he's played so far this season. "It's unlikely that Hurts, the second-round Heisman finalist from Oklahoma and Alabama, will get to take an entire series," Rapoport writes. "More likely, it will be two or three plays at a time. But, based on the game plan and the week of practice, he should see his most significant snaps yet." We don't know exactly how much Hurts will end up playing, but this is obviously a knock against Wentz's Week 12 fantasy value. Despite the dream matchup vs. Seattle, we'd look elsewhere in 1-QB leagues.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz isn't listed on the Week 1 injury report. He missed some time late in camp with what was reported as a "minor soft tissue injury," but it's a non-issue now. Despite an beat-up WR corps (again), Wentz is a solid QB1 play against Washington this weekend.

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