LOS ANGELES – Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a knee injury in the third quarter of the Eagles-Rams game on Sunday and did not return. Nick Foles entered the game at quarterback.
Wentz took a big hit to his lower body when he tried rushing for a two-yard touchdown. The play was for naught, because a penalty nullified the play. Wentz stayed in the game and threw a two-yard touchdown pass on fourth down to give the Eagles a 31-28 lead.
He then walked slowly to the sideline, where the medical staff evaluated him in a makeshift blue tent. After a few minutes, Wentz was escorted to the locker room. The team then announced he would not return.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson said in his postgame press conference that there is no update on Wentz’s status at this time, and more information will be known Monday.
In the meantime, read Zach Berman’s recap of the Eagles’ 43-35 win, and Mike Sielski’s column on why the Eagles’ Super Bowl dreams are dead if Wentz is done for the season, as is feared. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the team believes Wentz’s season is over.
Wentz head down texting as he rides cart to bus pic.twitter.com/IwmbmZ8LZV
— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) December 11, 2017
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Staff writer Jonathan Tannenwald contributed to this report.