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Eagles QB Carson Wentz is officially doubtful vs. Rams

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Earlier this week, Philadelphia Eagles star quarterback Carson Wentz was diagnosed with having a fractured vertebrae in his back that has put a huge cloud on his availability for the rest of the 2018 campaign.

The Eagles have been quite mum about his outlook for the rest of the year despite reports suggesting that he could be out of the mix for three months. In the meantime, the Eagles have designated him with the doubtful label for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

The team’s official injury report lists Wentz as doubtful, which technically means that he’s less than 50 percent, and more than zero percent, likely to play.

Pederson also said Wentz will travel to L.A. Even if he does, it now seems clear that Nick Foles, who started the first two games of the season, will be getting another chance to remind everyone that he’s still the guy who won the Super Bowl MVP award earlier this year.

This should all but clarify that Wentz will be out of the lineup for Sunday’s game that should put backup Nick Foles back into the starting spot. Foles had been the starter in the first two games of the year where he posted 451 passing yards on 65.9 percent completion rate along with a touchdown, an interception, and a 78.9 passer rating.

Philadelphia has had plenty of confidence in Foles as the starter despite his struggles this year as he had plenty of success during the team’s run to their first Super Bowl win where he played a major part. However, this is a bit of a different situation with the Eagles currently in a tough position sitting on the outside looking in for the playoff picture.

If Philadelphia hopes to keep their postseason hopes alive, it will require them to get past the Rams, who are looking to bounce back after a disappointing 15-6 loss to the Chicago Bears last Sunday night.