Eagles concerned Carson Wentz won't be able to play because of back


With rest, the fracture is likely to heal on its own, but the Eagles will have Wentz undergo further evaluations to determine his playing status. The former No. 2 overall pick is doubtful to return for the remainder of the 2018 season, although the Eagles will continue to evaluate the injury.

The talk in the City of Brotherly Love revolves around the health of Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.

Pederson added that Wentz's injury was not game-related and he will be re-evaluated on a day-to-day basis.

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Coach Doug Pederson told reporters before Wednesday's practice that Wentz will miss it because of back spasms, according to the team's website. The quarterback was still expected to miss Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams prior to his diagnosis.

Once again, Foles could be handed the reins to the offense in L.A. And who knows what could transpire if the Eagles beat the Rams, the Vikings lose again and a quarterback controversy erupts, caused by Eagles brass trying to prevent further injury to Wentz. Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles would start in his place. The main storyline heading into this week was Wentz's return to the L.A. Coliseum for the first time since the injury for a rematch against Jared Goff, who went first overall in the 2016 National Football League draft, one slot ahead of Wentz. The Eagles now trail the Dallas Cowboys by two games for the NFC East Division lead and the Minnesota Vikings by half a game.