In shocking NFL news, the Philadelphia Eagles will likely be taking the field on Sunday without the services of their starting quarterback. According to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Carson Wentz is dealing with a back issue and is not expected to play this weekend.
According to Rapoport, the news could get worse for Eagles fans. Given the team’s current standing in the playoff race, a loss this weekend could spur the team to sit Wentz for the rest of the season in order to get him healthy for next year.
Here’s more from Rapoport.
#Eagles QB Carson Wentz, dealing with a back issue, is not expected to play this week, sources say. Depending on the result, given the time of year, Wentz may not play again in 2018. The team is still gathering info on his health.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 12, 2018
Wentz missed the end of the 2017 season after suffering an ACL tear. Nick Foles filled in admirably, leading the team to a Super Bowl victory – and earning Super Bowl MVP in the process.
He’ll need to fill that role once again. Foles started the first two games of the 2018 season, though he struggled to find his form from the end of the 2017 campaign.