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Colts quarterback Carson Wentz chooses to rest and rebuild his foot injury over the next few days rather than sprinting to the operating room, according to Ian Roport of the NFL Network. This is an attempt by Wentz to keep the door open to play in Indianolis’ Week 1 opener against the Seattle Seahawks instead of immediately taking it off the table with surgery.
Of course, if the foot does not rebound as they hope, then the veteran will probably have no choice but to go under the knife to repair it and possibly be put on the sidelines at the start of the normal season. There is currently no reported schedule for Wentz ‘return to the field.
Wentz participated in just two drills before being held outside the Colts’ third training camp on Friday with a foot injury. Offensive coordinator Marcus Brady noted that Wentz said he felt a “jerk” in his foot after rolling out on an exercise representative. It was later reported that Wentz would visit specialist Dr. Robert Anderson to further locate the damage. Although the illness is not said to be the end of the season, it leaves one wondering what Wentz’s status will be as he tries to revive his career in Indianolis after being acquired by the club this offseason in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles.
It seems to be some cautious optimism about the injury as they do not immediately opt for surgery and are just waiting to see how the foot responds, but those around Lucas Oil Stadium are probably still holding their breath. Although Wentz is able to undergo the injury, it will be interesting to see how much his mobility will be affected, if at all.
Another interesting side story regarding Wentz’s injury involves his former team in the Eagles. If Wentz plays 75% of the Colts’ offensive sns this season — or 70% of sns combined with a playoff run — Philadelphia will get a first-round pick in 2022. If he is below that threshold, the team would be left with a second round as compensation.
In response to the Wentz injury, the Colts signed former Packers quarterback Brett Hundley to the roster. Meanwhile, second-year quarterback Jacob Eason and rookie Sam Ehlinger will also carry most of the workload of Wentz’s absence throughout the training camp.