Eagles' Wentz has torn ACL, will miss rest of season

Eagles' Wentz has torn ACL, will miss rest of season

Wentz, a favourite in the MVP race, had an MRI on Monday that revealed the severity of the injury.

Wentz suffered his injury near the end of the third quarter.

Wentz, who was seen wearing a brace on his knee after the game, tweeted his optimism for recovery after Sunday's game while congratulating the Eagles on clinching a first-place finish in the NFC East division, the franchise's first since 2013.

The Eagles have overcome several key injuries and now have to move forward without their most influential player.

Foles played for the Eagles from 2012-14 before spending the next two seasons with the Rams (2015) and Kansas City (2016). "And, you know if there's ever an opportunity for me as a head football coach to rally the troops, you know now might be the time".




Not to suggest that Pederson's playbook isn't legit, but Wentz's rare combination of intelligence, arm strength, mobility and the ability to resurrect dead plays with Houdini-like escapes from the pocket are more responsible for the sleepless nights facing opposing defensive coordinators each week than Pederson's play calls.

A third-round pick by former Eagles coach Andy Reid in 2012, Foles in his second stint in Philadelphia. His fourth TD pass came after he tore his ACL. He is 20-17 as a starter, including playoffs.

"My confidence is extremely high in Nick", Pederson said. Dr. James Andrews, in comments to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, said the timetable for return should be 9-12 months, and too many players want to rush that timetable. "So I feel comfortable doing that". "That's part of the reason why we brought him up (off the practice squad) earlier in the year". The former North Dakota State star, the No. 2 overall pick in last year's National Football League draft, finishes his second pro season with 3,296 yards passing and a Philadelphia single-season record 33 touchdowns against only seven interceptions.

"He did", Smith said, "what we expected him to do".

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