Wentz Suffers Hairline Fracture, May Miss Preseason
UPDATE: Les Bowen of the Daily News provides some more details.
I’m told Wentz can’t take contact for 2 / 4 weeks, that doesn’t mean he can’t practice for that long. Can throw tomorrow if it’s comfy
— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) August 13, 2016
Carson Wentz suffered a hairline fracture in his ribs during the Eagles’ win Thursday night over the Buccaneers.
Doug Pederson released the following statement:
“Carson felt some discomfort and soreness as we began this morning’s practice. We decided to limit him throughout the remainder of practice and, as a precaution, sent him for a CT scan after practice. The scan revealed a hairline fracture in his ribs. We do not know an exact timetable for his return, but we hope to have him back before the end of the preseason.”
Wentz did participate in the Eagles’ training camp practice on Saturday morning, but he was limited and did not throw the ball in team drills. Wentz hurt his ribs on the second-to-last play he was in the game, according to Pederson. After the game, Wentz said it felt like the wind got knocked out of him, and while “it was hard to breathe” for a second, he felt “all good.”
Here’s the play: