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Colts put QB Carson Wentz on COVID-19 list, unlikely to play against Raiders

Colts put QB Carson Wentz on COVID-19 list, unlikely to play against Raiders

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Dec 29
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The Indianapolis Colts updated their Reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday, and added starting quarterback Carson Wentz to it, as he tested positive for the virus, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Wentz is reportedly unvaccinated and will be out for at least 10 days under the current NFL COVID-19 protocols.

The 29-year-old QB has started every game for the Colts this season. In his 15 appearances, he has thrown for 3,230 yards, 25 touchdowns and six interceptions.

On Monday, the Colts also put several other players on the COVID-19 list, including safety Jahleel Addae, cornerback T.J. Carrie, linebacker Malik Jefferson, running back Marlon Mack, tackle Braden Smith, and cornerback Chris Wilcox (practice squad).

“We talked about it after practice one day last week, but everybody has to be ready to play winning football,” head coach Frank Reich said. “And that’s what we got. Guys stepped up at multiple positions and did a great job.”

Indianapolis is focusing its attention on Week 17’s home game against the Las Vegas Raiders. Reich will need everybody to step up and play well at any time.

“This is something, right, every team’s dealing with,” Reich said of having players on the COVID list. “We’ll continue to deal with it in a responsible manner.”

If Wentz is out, Reich will rely on Sam Ehlinger to play QB on Sunday.

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