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Report: Tests reveal Carson Wentz has a fracture

Andrew Porter
December 13, 2018 - 12:47 pm
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A recent CT scan revealed Carson Wentz has a fractured vertebrae, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. 

The report says the injury is expected to heal fully, which is good news. Wentz will continued to be evaluated to see if he can continue to play without making the injury worse. 

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Wentz was on the injury report for three-straight weeks—Weeks 6 through 8—earlier this season. Twice he was listed as limited in practice with a back injury. So it appears Wentz has been playing with the fracture for a few weeks now. Some have speculated that the Eagles hid Wentz's injury, which doesn't make much sense, and Mike Garafolo reports there is "zero evidence" that occured. 

And while it is possible the Eagles' medical staff missed the fracture, Garafolo adds that he was told there was "no indication there was a fracture prior to this last series of tests."

The "injury-prone" label now hangs over Wentz, as he has continuously dealt with injuries throughout his career. Wentz heads into the offseason eligible for a new contract, but with his injury history piling up, a new mega-deal is becoming increasingly unlikely at this point.

At North Dakota State, Wentz dealt with a broken wrist and a hairline rib fracture. Then, last season he tore his ACL/LCL and now he's dealing with a fractured vertebrae.

Wentz has a cap hit of around $8.5 million for 2019 and then a fifth-year option for 2020. Eagles coach Doug Pederson is not scheduled to meet with the media until Friday.