Carson Wentz has torn ACL, done for season

Posted December 13, 2017

The 24-year-old Wentz, who was expected to be an NFL MVP candidate this season, underwent an MRI on Monday morning after suffering the knee injury in Sunday's 43-35 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles is hit by Mark Barron #26 of the Los Angeles Rams during the third quarter of the game.

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With the Hollywood sign overlooking the L.A. Memorial Coliseum on a smog-free Sunday, Philadelphia's Nick Foles was ready for his close-up. And even though the outcome of that game was more meaningful since Kupp's high level play helped the Rams come through on the winning end against the Saints, that doesn't mean the rookie wideout shouldn't be disappointed over being a headache for the Eagles' defense throughout Sunday's game. He is 20-17 as a starter in six seasons with the Eagles, Rams and Kansas City.

"If there's ever an opportunity for me to rally the troops as the football coach, now might be the time", Pederson said. The play was called back for a penalty. Kelly traded Foles to St. Louis for Sam Bradford after the 2014 season. "He's a veteran player who has played and won a lot of games". Pederson insisted that Foles has earned, and would receive, the same autonomy over the offense that Wentz enjoyed, but that's clearly coach-speak and can't possibly be true.

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"He's a highly intelligent football player", Pederson said. I want to make sure there are plays in his plan that he's comfortable with and that he likes. The timetable for Wentz's return is not set at the moment, but we know for a fact that the Eagles will not be rushing him back. "So I feel comfortable doing that".

Two sources familiar with the injury tell The Associated Press that doctors believe Wentz has torn his left anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the rest of the season and playoffs. Pederson said he hasn't spoken to personnel boss Howie Roseman about adding a third quarterback yet. We have been plagued with injuries all year long. "Teams were interested in Nate, and we feel really comfortable with him".

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