Wentz on injury prone: 'Learned to protect myself'

Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team
February 07, 2019 - 9:03 am
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2015 at North Dakota State, Carson Wentz broke his wrist. During his rookie season in 2016, Wentz missed the entire preseason after suffering a hairline fracture in his ribs. On December 10th, 2017, Wentz suffered a Grade 3 tear of the ACL and LCL. And on December 12th, 2018, Wentz missed the remainder of the season with a back injury. 

The Eagles' franchise quarterback is starting to develop an injury prone label. 

"Being prone to injury, I look forward to—number one— just putting that behind me," Wentz told Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show on Thursday. "Like I mentioned earlier, this is a contact game. You can't control a lot of things, but what I can control I'm going to and do everything I can to stay healthy and I look forward to kind of putting this, like I said, behind me. But it's not going to change my outlook. You can't go out playing afraid of injury, but at the same time I already feel like throughout these first couple years I've learned different ways to protect myself, to avoid injury, off the field things to get your body fresh and back out there. Obviously, this season maybe didn't show that because I got hurt against. But you're learning a lot and there are just certain things you can't control."

Wentz also admitted that he hoped to play through the back injury this past season, but ultimately was informed it was too risky. 

Wentz, of course, also answered questions about the PhillyVoice article where six unnamed teammates spoke out against him, calling him selfish

Related: Wentz responds to criticism: 'I'm not perfect'

"When there is criticism in different things and people point it out to you, you're going to take it to heart," Wentz said. "Some of the story didn't quite line up with what I remember, but the overall nutshell is if someone had these issues I'd love to talk to them."

Wentz also talked about his relationship with Nick Foles. 

Most agree, Wentz came off as humble and authentic once again. 

Listen to the full conversation below.

 

Tickets for Carson Wentz's 2nd annual AO1 charity softball game go on sale today. Go to 94WIP.com/carsonwentz for more info.