Carson Wentz Hopes To Return During Preseason

The Eagles' rookie quarterback also said his fractured ribs "hurt pretty good."

Carson Wentz. (Jeff Fusco)

Carson Wentz. (Jeff Fusco)

Carson Wentz isn’t sure when he’ll return to the Eagles and play in games, but he hopes to do so at some point in the next few weeks, he told reporters in a brief press conference Sunday night.

“The goal is hopefully still in preseason, I’ll be ready to go, but you never know with these things, so we’ll have to see,” Wentz said. “I really hope (I’ll be back for the last preseason game). Heck, I would love to play tomorrow. That’s kind of how I am. We’ll have to wait and see and see what the doctors recommend.”

According to Wentz, his contact will be limited for “a little bit,” but his ability to practice is entirely dependent on his pain tolerance. However, he’ll have to be cleared by doctors for live contact and game situations. Les Bowen of the Daily News tweeted Saturday that Wentz “can’t take contact” for two to four weeks.

The Eagles’ rookie quarterback said it’s the first time he’s suffered a rib injury, and he didn’t realize how bad they hurt until he practiced Saturday. However, CT scans after practice revealed the extent of his injury.

“It hurts pretty good,” Wentz said. “It hurts in pretty much everything I do, but I’ll be all right.”