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Carson Wentz Injury Updates

Eagles QB Carson Wentz sustained a concussion in the 1st half of Sunday's Wild Card loss to the Seahawks. It shouldn't impact his offseason but is worth filing away in case of another head injury. This was Wentz's 1st documented concussion.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz has a "little bruise" on his right hand, HC Doug Pederson said Monday. Wentz actually briefly went back to the locker room with this injury in yesterday's loss to the Seahawks but didn't end up missing any snaps. Pederson labeled Wentz "day to day" and confirmed that he'll be fine for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

The Eagles have ruled WR Alshon Jeffery out for Sunday's game against the Patriots with his ankle injury. That leaves Nelson Agholor, Mack Hollins and newly signed Jordan Matthews as the likely top 3 wideouts for QB Carson Wentz. The Philly QB would have been a weak option against New England even with Jeffery. He's at the bottom of QB2 range now.

QB Carson Wentz and the Eagles have agreed to a 4-year, $128 million contract extension with nearly $108 million of it guaranteed. The extension tacks on to the final 2 years of his rookie deal, keeping Wentz in Philly through the 2024 campaign. His last 2 seasons have ended with injuries, a torn ACL and LCL in 2017 and a stress fracture in his back last year. But he's averaged 265 yards and 2.25 TDs across his last 24 games. Armed with a deep and talented group of pass-catchers, Wentz has top-5 fantasy upside in 2019 and for years to come.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson labeled QB Carson Wentz "questionable" for Sunday night's game against the Rams. Pederson also revealed that Wentz is dealing with a stress fracture in his vertebra and will require 3 months to fully heal. We'll see how the Eagles officially list Wentz on the injury report this afternoon, but consider him a long shot to play vs. the Rams.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz has been diagnosed with a fractured vertebra, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The injury is expected to "fully heal without further expected issues," Schefter adds. The Eagles still haven't ruled Wentz out for the season or even this week, but we'd be surprised if we see him again this year -- especially if the Eagles take another L on Sunday night against the Rams.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Eagles QB Carson Wentz is expected to miss Sunday night's game against the Rams with his back injury. That would return Nick Foles to the starting lineup. An already shaky passing game would still carry some upside against L.A., but neither Foles nor any of his WRs look particularly attractive for season-long lineups. TE Zach Ertz should certainly remain plugged in, though.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz (knee) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the Week 3 injury report. He’ll return for Sunday’s game against the Colts. That’s a nice matchup, but between this being his first game in over 9 months and Philly missing a bunch of key weapons, Wentz is a risky Week 3 fantasy play.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz (knee) admitted that "it's going to be close" for him being ready for the season opener. We've heard HC Doug Pederson and the Philly media stop short of guaranteeing that Wentz will be out there for Week 1, but this is the first time we've heard it from Wentz himself. "I obviously would love to be out there. That’s been my goal all offseason ever since the injury," he said in a Tuesday radio appearance. "It’s going to be close. It’s going to be close. I’m still eyeing that date. At the end of the day, it’s not just my decision. There’s coaches and doctors that really have the final say. I really like where I’m at and time will tell here." Wentz has been held out of full-team work since late July as he continues to work back from his torn ACL and LCL. We'll continue to monitor his progress but are staying away from him at his 7th-round ADP.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz was on the field and throwing at Tuesday's OTA session, a little more than 5 months after tearing the ACL and LCL in his left knee. "It's always an exciting time ... any time you're rehabbing from any injury you have to be careful," Wentz said. "I'll be involved in a handful of things (at OTAs) ... the mental aspect is just as important as the physical. I'm just learning how to trust it. Trust the knee, trust the movement. Every day gets a little bit better. I feel like I've made really good strides both mentally or physically." Wentz's rehab has gone smoothly by all accounts. He's seemingly on track to be cleared in time for Week 1. We'll continue to track his progress throughout the summer.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz said Monday that his "goal is to be ready Week 1" as he recovers from last December's torn ACL and LCL in his left knee. "Rehab has been great," he added. "It's quite the process. So far everything is going well." Even without setbacks, Wentz is right up against it with the 2018 campaign kicking off just about 9 months after his injury. He won't do much in training camp, is unlikely to get any preseason reps and shouldn't be considered a lock to be out there for the opener. Wentz is coming off the board as QB5 in the middle of the 8th round in recent best-ball drafts.

The Eagles are "concerned" that QB Carson Wentz tore his left ACL in Sunday's win over the Rams, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Wentz is undoubtedly scheduled for further testing, but docs can often diagnose ACL injuries in the locker room. If confirmed, Wentz's 2017 season would be over and Philly would turn to QB Nick Foles. The 6-year vet has plenty of NFL experience and fared fine in relief of Wentz today, completing 6 of 10 passes for 42 yards. It'd still, of course, be a significant downgrade for the Eagles offense.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz suffered a left knee injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Rams. He remained in the game to throw a TD to WR Alshon Jeffery, but Wentz then headed back to the locker room and was ruled out for the rest of the game a short while later. QB Nick Foles will finish out this game for Philly. We'll pass along an update on Wentz when we get one.

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports that the Eagles have reached a 1-year deal with WR Alshon Jeffery worth $14 million. The fact that he settled for a 1-year deal suggests that teams weren't keen on committing long-term money to the former Bear. The 1-year term can only help the motivation for a player's whose drive has been questioned since he was entering the league. Jeffery just turned 27 in February and should be in his prime. He has delivered quality fantasy numbers when healthy but lost 11 games to injury over the past 2 seasons. Carson Wentz looks like an upgrade over the QB collage that piloted a sluggish Bears pass offense through last season, and Philly ranked 6th in the league in pass attempts. The overall target picture looks nice, but Jeffery will need to compete with WR Jordan Matthews and TE Zach Ertz for top honors. Wentz, meanwhile, has seen significant upgrades to his pass-catching corps on the 1st day of the 2017 league year. He could challenge for fantasy's top 12 at the position this year.

According to ESPN’s Adam Caplan, the Eagles are planning to start Carson Wentz Week 1 if healthy. Wentz only appeared in the 1st preseason game due to a rib injury. Ready or not, the Eagles seem poised to let their 2nd overall pick play right away. Wentz should certainly be owned in 2-QB leagues.

The Vikings have acquired QB Sam Bradford from the Eagles in exchange for a 2017 1st-round pick and a conditional 4th-rounder in 2018, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It's an aggressive move from a Minnesota team that's in a championship window right now. Bradford certainly isn't an All-Pro, but he's certainly an upgrade over Shaun Hill. We'll see if Minnesota can get Bradford ready for its opener in just 8 days, but he obviously won't be a Week 1 fantasy option. The Vikings will remain a run-first team, so Bradford will struggle to ascend beyond QB2 territory. His arrival is good news for RB Adrian Peterson, WR Stefon Diggs and the rest of Minnesota's skill-position guys. Meanwhile, Bradford's departure from Philadelphia figures to speed up QB Carson Wentz's debut. The rookie is still recovering from his rib injury and is a long shot to be under center Week 1. But we'd bet on him being there by October. QB Chase Daniel figures to open the season as Philly's starter.

 
 
 

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