UPDATE: According to Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson, QB Carson Wentz is questionable for Sunday's game. According to Pederson in a press conference Friday, Wentz has a stress injury in his back that has evolved over time.
ORIGINAL STORY: Bismarck native and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Carson Wentz, has been ruled out of Sunday’s game versus the Los Angeles Rams after a CT scan earlier this week revealed he has a fractured vertebrae.
Wentz did not attend practice earlier in the week as Head Coach of the Eagles, Doug Pederson said that he was experiencing “tightness” and “soreness” in his back. Reports say that if he is allowed time to rest, he should heal with no further problems.
At this time, surgery is not expected, but whether or not he will be able to play for the rest of the season is still unknown.
Just last year, Wentz tore his ACL and LCL in his left knee against the Los Angeles Rams, so many were expecting to see Wentz’s return to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to play Jared Goff once more. At this time, Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will take over as quarterback in Sunday’s game to try and keep their playoff chances alive.