Earlier this week, reports detailed Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was dealing with a significant injury that could cost him the rest of the season. Wentz reportedly suffered a broken vertebrae in his back – though it’s not known when the injury initially occurred.
The Eagles star did not practice with the team earlier this week and reportedly won’t practice the rest of the week either. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Wentz is dealing with a stress injury that has developed into a significant problem over the course of the season.
Rapoport revealed a timeline for Wentz’s recovery. According to the NFL insider Wentz faces a three-month recovery process.
#Eagles coach Doug Pederson says QB Carson Wentz’s injury has “evolved over time.” He called it a stress injury and says a full recovery would take 3 months.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 14, 2018
Philadelphia listed Wentz as questionable for the Eagles’ game against the Los Angeles Rams this weekend. However, the expectation is that Nick Foles will start at quarterback for the team.
Foles took over for Wentz at the end of the 2017 season after the former North Dakota State star suffered a torn ACL.