Eagles’ Wentz has fracture in back

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Philadelphia Eagles have had to battle through numerous injuries this season. However, now they have to deal with an injury to the face of their franchise.

According to multiple sources, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is dealing with a fracture in his back. He underwent tests that revealed the injury.

At this time, Wentz will not need to have surgery.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz congratulates Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton following their win
Carson Wentz congratulates Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton following their win (Getty Images)

He missed practice on Thursday, as he underwent the tests. Earlier this season, he was on the injury report with a back injury.

Head Coach Doug Pederson said that Wentz’s back injury was “soreness” on Wednesday.

Before this back injury news, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport suggested that Wentz would miss the game with the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.

Rapoport also suggested that Wentz may be done for the season with the injury. Without Wentz, the Eagles will turn to backup quarterback Nick Foles — who started the first two games of the season.

The 29-year-old Austin, Texas native has gone 54 of 82 for 451 yards this season. He has one touchdown and one interception.

He went 19 of 34 for 117 yards in a Week 1 18-12 win over the Atlanta Falcons. He also had an interception.

Foles then went 35 of 48 for 334 yards in a 27-21 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also had one touchdown.

The 25-year-old Raleigh, North Carolina native has gone 5-6 in 11 starts this season. He has gone 279 of 401 for 3,074 passing yards. He also has 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

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