Sport Carson Wentz injury update: Eagles QB starting 2018 season 'realistic'

18:27  04 february  2018
18:27  04 february  2018 Source:   Sporting News

Carson Wentz says he tore LCL and ACL but will be ready for 2018 opener

  Carson Wentz says he tore LCL and ACL but will be ready for 2018 opener Wentz's knee injury was worse than initially believed but isn't expected to delay his return.The Eagles quarterback said Friday he tore the LCL as well as the ACL in his left knee late in a Week 14 win over the Rams. He still expects to be ready for the 2018 regular-season opener in September.

This was supposed to be the year of Carson Wentz . The Eagles franchise QB went down in Week 14 against the Los Angeles Rams, when Carson Wentz injured his knee But OTA’s come six months after injury , as Wentz will likely stay sidelined during training camp as his team prepares for 2018 .

Once Super Bowl LII is over, the story of the Eagles ’ offseason will center upon whether the franchise QB be ready to play in Philly’s 2018 season opener. According to several sources with knowledge of Wentz ’s rehab, it’s “ realistic ” to believe he’ll be good to go for the opener.

Carson Wentz is confident he'll be back under center at the start of the 2018 season.

The Eagles quarterback has a "realistic" chance of making his return in next season's opening game after suffering a torn ACL and LCL in a Week 14 win over the Rams in December, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

While his Week 1 appearance isn't guaranteed, the surgeon who performed the operation on Wentz's knee expressed optimism that he could be healthy enough to put in work at training camp barring any further setbacks in his recovery.

a man standing in front of a crowd: Carson Wentz © (Getty Images) Carson Wentz

One source told Rapoport that "nine months gets us to September. Then it'll be 12 months until he really looks the same."

"I’m aiming for Week 1," Wentz told reporters last week. "The rehab schedule doesn't change a whole lot. I'm feeling very confident with it.

"I 100 percent believe I'll be back better than ever, stronger than ever, with no looking back."

Wentz, 25, threw for 3,296 yards and ranked second in the NFL in touchdown passes with 33 to just seven interceptions despite missing the final three games of the regular season.

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