Carson Wentz reportedly opting against surgery; what it means for Eagles

Carson Wentz is out indefinitely with a foot injury and while he’s now the Colts’ quarterback, the Eagles have to keep a close eye on the situation because their return from that trade is dependent on his playing time.

And the latest news is that Wentz is going to try to avoid surgery, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday afternoon.

Here’s the latest:

#Colts QB Carson Wentz plans to try to rest and rehab his foot injury over the next few days, source said, rather than have immediate surgery. If all goes well, Week 1 is in play. If it doesn’t improve, the answer may be surgery.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 1, 2021

Last week, NFL Network’s Mike Silver reported that the injury included a bone and ligament and then we heard surgery was on the table. We’ll see how this strategy works out for Wentz as he opts to avoid the surgery for now.

This could be a good thing for the Eagles … if it works.

As a reminder, there are two ways for that 2022 second-round pick to turn into a first-rounder for the Eagles:

1. Wentz played at least 75% of the Colts’ offense snaps

2. Wentz plays at least 70% of the Colts’ offensive snaps and the team makes the playoffs

The Colts averaged just under 68 offensive snaps per game in 2020, so if we project how many snaps they’ll play in…

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