Wentz did not practice on Friday. He’s dealing with a foot injury, and there’s concern it could be serious. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Friday afternoon Wentz is “out indefinitely” to undergo testing on his injured foot.
To make matters worse, Indianapolis’ quarterback depth is shaky. Jacob Eason, the former Washington Huskies quarterback, is now getting first-team reps. Who’s behind him? That would be none other than former Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger.
This could prove disastrous for the Cotls if Wentz’s injury is serious. Fingers crossed it isn’t.
Colts' QB Carson Wentz is out indefinitely as he undergoes further testing on a foot injury that he suffered at the end of Thursday's practice, per @MikeWellsNFL and me.
Colts' second-year QB Jacob Eason took the starter reps at today's practice, with Sam Ellinger as his backup.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 30, 2021
This isn’t the first time Carson Wentz has dealt with an injury during his career. Injuries proved to be a major setback for the former North Dakota State star during his time with the Philadelphia Eagles. They bogged him down time and time again.
The Colts could just be playing it safe in this instance, though. It’s early. There’s no reason to risk a more serious injury if what Wentz has is just a minor setback. Although these first few days in training camp tend to be vital for a quarterback playing alongside new teammates.
The Colts will find out more about Wentz’s foot injury this weekend. Let’s hope it’s nothing serious.