Colts QB Carson Wentz will miss up to 3 months due to foot surgery
When the Indianapolis Colts traded for Carson Wentz in the offseason, it was a move that head coach Frank Reich and the front office hoped would push them over the top. After Philip Rivers was a one-and-done into retirement, there was a huge vacancy at the quarterback spot. Now, that vacancy will pop up again.
Wentz left a recent practice for the Colts early after hobbling off with what appeared to be a foot injury. Now, the questions have answers and it isn’t great news for Indianapolis.
Breaking: Frank Reich says Carson Wentz had an old foot injury dating back to perhaps high school according to doctors. Over time, the broken bone came loose and caused pain. The decision has been made to undergo surgery and remove it. 5-12 weeks.
— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) August 2, 2021
Knowing now that Wentz could be out for up to three months isn’t ideal whatsoever for the Colts. It could take them into late October or early November without their signal caller under center. It would appear the best case scenario is a five week return in which case, Wentz could potentially be back for the opener.
Behind Wentz on the depth chart is Jacob Eason, a fourth round selection out of Washington in 2020. The Colts did go out and sign Brett Hundley as well, a career backup quarterback who’s made multiple stops along the way.
Indianapolis has a ton of pieces already in place on both sides of the ball. The thought for many in the offseason was that they were a quarterback away from being a legitimate threat to win the AFC. Wentz was set to be that answer and now, the Colts will have to keep their fingers crossed for a healthy return with no issues.
The attention now turns to Eason and the rest of the quarterbacks to see if they can keep things afloat for the Colts with Wentz out.